Three Women Hailing From Border Villages Of Gujarat To Join The BSF
- IWB Post
- March 12, 2019
A social revolution is taking place along the Indo-Pak border in Gujarat. Three girls, namely Rami Ahir, Shanu Ahir, and Shanu Ahir, hailing from the conservative Ahir community from the border villages of Patan are gearing up to join the BSF as jawans.
While they have successfully walked past the first step towards their dream by clearing the written exam, they now aim to ace the physical test.
Rami Ahir, 20, is the only and the youngest of nine children in her family to reach the college. Enamored by security personnel patrolling in her village Dhokawada, which is located about 45 km away from the Indo-Pak border, she always dreamt of serving the country. “I always thought that if BSF personnel hailing from states like UP, Haryana, and Punjab protect our borders, why shouldn’t we locals also join the forces. It has been a childhood mission to join BSF,” she shared.
Shanu, 21, who hails from Bakutra village located 50 km from the border, is pursuing her third-year college. Her marriage was fixed when she was only one year old, and the wedding took place when she turned 15. Talking about the support she has received from her husband, she shared, “I have grown up seeing BSF officers and I’m awe-struck by their personality and dedication to even lay their lives for India. I want to be a fearless jawan. My husband Veera is only class 3 pass but he is very supportive of my joining BSF. He says he will do farming but I should live my dream.”
To prepare for the physical test, Rami and the two Shanus have created a makeshift 1,600-meter running track in the village. “We are feeding on milk and bananas to pile up some weight,” the girls told The Times Of India.
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H/T: The Times Of India