Odisha born Aditi Parida has topped the Combined Defence Services (CDS) II, 2019 examination (women), the results of which were announced recently, according to the official sources. Aditi is the first woman from the state to top the CDS examination and selected for the Army Officer’s training.
The merit list comprising of a total of 241 candidates consist of 174 aspirants who qualified the exams for Officers Training Academy, Chennai for short service Commission Course (NT) (for Men) and 67 candidates who cleared the exams for Officers Training Academy, Chennai, Short Service Commission Women (Non-Technical) Course.
Aditi completed her graduation in mass communication from Symbiosis College, Pune this summer and she is also the topper of her batch 2017-2020.
The girl is also a good classical dancer having performed in stages both in Odissi and Bharatanatyam.
The daughter of an Indian Army Brigadier, Aditi also has the credit of being the national debate champion amongst the Army Schools in 2016.
She is also a very good volleyball player having represented her university, as per sources.
Aditi (20) told PTI, “I was motivated to join the Indian Army since my childhood. I am born and brought up in an army atmosphere as my father serves as a brigadier. Serving Mother India is a dream of my life.”
Aditi’s mother Sujata Parida, who hailed from Nadhara village of Odisha’s Dhenkanal district, said: “My daughter is trained in all aspects of life. She is a good orator, a topper in studies, a classical dance performer, a good sports person and above all a person who loves her country. I am proud of her”.