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Lt Cdr Disha Amrith of Mangaluru will head the navy contingent in the Republic Day parade.

Disha Amrith, a native of the city and a lieutenant commander (Lt Cdr) in the Indian Navy, will head the naval contingent in the Republic Day parade.

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144 young navy soldiers and a Narishakti tableau ae part of the contingent. The group will also include five Agniveer men and three female officers. Lt Cdr Disha Amrith will be accompanied by Sub Lt Valli Meena as well. Disha is the daughter of Amrith Kumar and Leela Amrith, who live in the city’s Tilak Nagar neighbourhood close to Boloor. From an early age, she cherished the dream of becoming a navy officer. In a Canara educational facility, she finished primary school and then continued on to PUC. She enlisted in the NCC while still in high school. Since Canara didn’t have an NCC unit at the time, she used to receive her training there.

Later, Disha participated in numerous Indian Navy eligibility tests while pursuing a BE in computer science at BMS College Bengaluru. Despite various failures, she persevered with her goals and was hired as a Dornier aircraft air operation officer by the Indian Navy. She is currently employed by the Indian Navy in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands as a Lieutenant Commander.

2016 saw Disha enlist in the Indian Navy. In 2017, she was assigned to Andaman and Nicobar after completing her training. She participated in some sorties and flew a Dornier.

I had an ambition to march in the Republic Day parade starting in 2008, according to Lt. Cdr. Disha Amrith. I have the chance now thanks to the Indian Navy. Since I was a young child, I had aspired to join the Indian Navy. My role models are my parents. My father aspired to join the Indian Navy as well. But he was unable to realise his dream. I now feel honoured to have fulfilled his dream.

Lt. Cdr. Disha Amrith’s father, Amrith Kumar, expressed his happiness that his daughter had been chosen to head up the naval presence in the Republic Day Parade. My wife and I were both really interested in the navy. But we were unable to participate during our time. Our daughter has now realised our hopes.

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