Bhubaneswar, Nov 30: Manisha Padhi, an officer in the Indian Air Force hailing from Odisha, achieved a historic milestone by becoming the nation's first female Aide-De-Camp (ADC).
Dr. Hari Babu Kambhampati, the Governor of Mizoram, announced the appointment on Wednesday, designating Squadron Leader Manisha Padhi, a 2015 batch officer of the Indian Air Force, as the pioneering woman ADC from the Indian Armed Forces.
“Her appointment is not just a milestone but a testament to the power of women breaking gender norms and excelling in different fields. Let’s celebrate this remarkable achievement and continue to champion women’s empowerment in every sphere,” the Governor said.
Joining her duties officially, Padhi commenced her role and reported to the Governor, introduced herself with the officers and personnel at the Raj Bhavan in Mizoram. Prior to this assignment, Padhi served in three different postings—Air Force Station, Bidar, Air Force Station, Pune, and Air Force Station, Bhatinda.
Hailing from Berhampur, Padhi is a graduate student of C. V. Raman College of Engineering, Bhubaneswar.