It is indeed a very proud moment for all of us as Ponung Doming has become the first woman to be elevated to the rank of Lieutenant colonel in the Indian Army.
Former Army officer Ponung Doming has achieved this huge success for which Chief Minister Of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Kandu tweeted, “A proud moment for all of us … Major #PonungDoming creates history. She is first woman Army officer from #Arunachal to be elevated to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the #IndianArmy”.
Let us take a look at her history briefly: She has done her schooling from Govt. Daying Ering Higher Secondary School, and graduated from grade 12 at IGJ Govt. Higher Secondary School, both in Pasighat. She also studied Civil engineering from Maharashtra in 2005.
Later she worked at L&T Kolkata for two years while preparing for SSB, Allahabad.
She is the eldest of all the siblings who made her entry in Indian Army in 2008 and joined training in Chennai. She has joined as Lieutenant and got promoted to the position of Major within four and a half years.
Miss Doming has earlier been a part of UN peacekeeping mission at Democratic Republic of Congo in 2014 representing India.
This is just another brilliant example of how women are creating history as Pioneers in every field.