She will also become the first graduate of AFMC to
receive all three top honours, namely, Sword of Honour,
President’s Gold Medal and Kalinga Trophy.
Lt Gen D P Vats, Director and Commandant, AFMC, said
"ladies have been serving in the Armed Forces medical services
with distinction. The selection of a lady doctor to receive
the Sword of Honour, in addition to other academic awards,
marks the entry of women into a position that has been the
exclusive domain of males."
"Awasthi will be given these awards at the passing-out
parade of the 45th course on March 18," he said.
Awasthi hails from Rae Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh. She did
her schooling from K-V Bolarum in Secunderabad before joining
the AFMC in Pune in 2006.
Pune: A cadet of the Armed Forces Medical
College (AFMC) here, Shikha Awasthi, will become the first
woman to receive a Sword of Honour for overall excellence at
the passing-out parade of the institute.
First Published: Friday, March 18, 2011, 00:17