Woman doctor dons police uniform to follow father\\’s footsteps

\ By Tejinder Singh Sodhi\ Udhampur (J&K), Oct 28 (PTI) It was a moment of great\pride for Deputy Inspector General of Police (Jammu-Kathua\Range) Ashkoor Wani as his daughter was the only woman in the\passing-out parade of the 11th batch of Deputy Superintendent\of Police here today.\ Dr Sunniya Wani was the only woman among the 17 officers\in the passing-out parade at the Sher-i-Kashmir Police\Academy.\ Wani also became the first woman Kashmir Police Service\(KPS) officer to get the best all-round award for her\performance during her over-a-year-long training.\ She was awarded the trophy and citation by Jammu and\Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who is also the first\woman to hold the post in the state.\ Lauding Wani, the chief minister said she was proud of\her achievement.\ \\"I am proud of your achievement and I wish more and more\girls follow your footsteps. I am also happy to see girls\competing in every field and in many fields outnumbering\boys,\\" she said.\ Ashkoor Wani said: \\"I am really proud of my daughter for\her achievements. It is really a matter of pride and honour\for me and my family that my daughter became the first female\KPS officer to get the all-round award that too from the hands\of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.\\"\ He said that his daughter always enjoyed the freedom to\follow her dream and that he always encouraged her for that.\ \\"She is a medical doctor by profession and then she\decided to wear the uniform. From childhood, she always wanted\to contribute to the society and I hope and pray that she will\become a good and dedicated police officer and would serve theation, state and the community,\\" Wani said.\ Sunniya Wani said that her father has always been an\inspiration for her and she would follow the footsteps of her\father to become a dedicated police officer.\ \\"My father has always been an inspiration for me. I grew\up watching him in uniform and I always wanted to follow his\footsteps and wear the same uniform. I am happy that I made\my father proud today,\\" she said.\ Dr Wani said the sky was the limit for today\\’s women. \\"I\want to tell girls to follow their dreams as nothing is\impossible and the sky is the limit for them,\\" she said. PTI\TSS AB\SMN\


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