Squadron Leader Manisha Padhi has made history as India's inaugural female Aide-De-Camp (ADC) to the Governor of Mizoram, Hari Babu Kambhampati.
In a landmark moment on Monday, December 4, Squadron Leader Manisha Padhi assumed the prestigious role of Aide-De-Camp (ADC) to Governor Hari Babu Kambhampati, becoming the first female officer from the Indian Armed Forces to hold this position for a governor in the nation.
The appointment ceremony took place on November 29 at Raj Bhawan in Aizawl, the capital city of Mizoram, during a concise yet significant formal event. Squadron Leader Padhi formally commenced her duties on that day, reporting to Governor Hari Babu Kambhampati. During the ceremony, the Governor ceremoniously conferred the honorary title of ADC upon Squadron Leader Padhi, marking a historic moment for Indian Armed Forces and gender inclusivity.
Prior to her new role, Squadron Leader Padhi had been stationed at Air Force bases in Bidar, Pune, and Bhatinda, showcasing her commendable experience and service record.
Squadron Leader Manisha Padhi appointed as Aide-De-Camp(ADC) to the Governor of Mizoram. Sqn Leader Manisha is India’s first Woman Indian Armed Forces officer to be appointed as Aide-De-Camp(ADC) to the Governor in the country: Governor of Mizoram— ANI (@ANI) December 4, 2023
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An official release from the Governor's office in Mizoram affirmed Squadron Leader Manisha Padhi's appointment as Aide-de-Camp (ADC) to the Governor, highlighting her groundbreaking achievement as the first woman from the Indian Armed Forces to hold this esteemed position.
Post-ceremony, Squadron Leader Padhi was introduced to the officers and staff of the Raj Bhavan in Aizawl, where she will fulfill her duties as the Governor's ADC, marking a momentous step towards gender diversity and inclusivity in India's armed services.