Martyr Gorkha Jawan’s Wife Quits Teaching – Joins Army As An Officer

Sangeeta MallaSangeeta Malla with her family

Sangeeta Malla, the wife of Martyred Gorkha jawan Shisir Malla, who made the supreme sacrifice while battling terrorists in J&K, was commissioned into the Indian Army after passing out from the Officers Training Academy in Chennai on Saturday.

Sangeeta worked as a teacher before marrying Shishir Malla in 2013.

Shishir, who was a rifleman with 3/9 Gorkha Rifles and was serving in 32 Rashtriya Rifles when he made supreme the sacrifice while serving in the Baramulla sector of J&K, battling terrorists in September 2015.

Sangeeta Malla
When Shishir Malla was martyred

After his death, Sangeeta quit her teaching job to be by her mother-in-law’s side.

Not only did Sangeeta have to deal with the tragedy of her husband’s death but she also suffered a miscarriage. “My mother supported her and encouraged her to study further and do a banking job,” said Sushant Malla, Sangeeta’s brother-in-law. He added that Sangeeta became motivated to join the army after she attended an investiture ceremony in Ranikhet in 2016 where Shishir was awarded Sena Medal posthumously.

Sangeeta Malla
Sangeeta Malla receiving Sena Medal on behalf of Shishir

She worked hard and cleared the OTA examination,” he said. After a rigorous training at the academy, she was commissioned in army as a Lieutenant in the short service commission.

We SALUTE Sangeeta and hope that her story will inspire thousands of our youngsters. Truly – Inspiration thy name be our Gorkha daughters.

Jai Hind Jai Gorkha

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1 Comment on "Martyr Gorkha Jawan’s Wife Quits Teaching – Joins Army As An Officer"

  1. गणेश बहादुर लिम्बू | March 11, 2019 at 11:05 AM | Reply

    हाम्रो छोरी चेली पनि बिरंगना कोइ भन्दा कमी छैनन । जय हिन्द ।

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