Like every year, Delhi is all set to host the Republic Day parade at Rajpath on January 26th.
However, this year, the parade is going to be a little extra special because this year, Flt. Lt. Swati Rathore will be scripting history as the first woman to lead the flypast.
In the final round of interviews, that took place in Dehradun, she was the only person from a group of 200 female students to be selected for the flying branch.
Clearly, Swati was always meant to script history. Many people, including former state CM Vasundhara Raje, took to Twitter to congratulate Swati.
हम सभी के लिए गर्व का विषय है कि गणतंत्र दिवस के अवसर पर राजपथ पर होने वाली परेड में वीरभूमि #Rajasthan की बेटी और वायुसेना की फ्लाइट लेफ्टिनेंट #SwatiRathore 'फ्लाई पास्ट' का नेतृत्व करेंगी। मैं उनके उज्जवल भविष्य की कामना करती हूँ! pic.twitter.com/SMrFhouiwr— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) January 22, 2021
Indian Air Force Flight Lieutenant Swati Rathore, who hails from Rajasthan, to become the first woman to lead the flypast on the main Republic Day parade at Delhi's Rajpath. pic.twitter.com/VenTwGhr4A— I am Narayan (@NarayanIndia1) January 22, 2021
Congratulations... Swati... Rathore.. It's great achievement for India## the girls power😍😍😍🤘🤘🤘🤘 https://t.co/u6oFCAHWle— BasantiVijay (@BasantiVijay) January 22, 2021
Congratulations! Swati Rathore.— Shamsida Tayab (@tshamsi88) January 22, 2021
You have made all Indian Women proud. #WomenEmpowerment#WomenOfSubstance
Republic Day: Flt Lt Swati Rathore to become First Woman leading Flypast at Parade https://t.co/BKaUlGLbCS
Her father, Dr. Bhavani Singh Rathore, Deputy Director in the state’s Agriculture Department, also stated how proud he was of his daughter's achievements.
“My daughter has let me hold my head high. I am overwhelmed as the dream which she saw has turned into reality.
Apart from Lt. Swati Rathore, Flight lieutenant Bhawana Kanth will also be a part of the Indian Air Force's (IAF's) tableau at the parade, becoming the first woman fighter pilot to take part in the ceremony.
Clearly, women like Swati Rathore and Bhawana Kanth are an inspiration for young girls everywhere.