By Tanushree De25 Jan 2019, 21:12 IST
From being the wife of a martyred Indian Army officer to becoming an Army Captain herself, Captain Shalini Singh has made a difficult journey possible with her sheer determination and courage. Not only this, the brave mother also won the Mrs India 2017 title and is now a motivational speaker affecting the lives of many.
After getting married at 19, Shalini Singh was experiencing perfect marital bliss with husband Major Avinash. Shalini continued her studies and became a mother to a son in 1999. The days of separation with her husband due to his posting hurt her but they stayed connected. Little did she know that fate had something else in store for her. It was a fine morning when a phone call informed her that her husband had been hurt in a gunfight with terrorists. Then came the news of his death and Shalini’s world turned upside down. She felt like ending her life was the only option but the thought of her son, Dhruv, kept her alive. Then she decided to follow in her husband’s footsteps to join the army for which she was met with support and scepticism.
From a pampered young girl, she became a woman who passed the tests of physical and mental stamina with flying colours. After serving the country for 6 years, she left the army to focus on motherhood. In all this time, she not only fought against the enemy country but also against the biases of being a woman in armed forces and the struggles of being a single mother. So if you ever feel low and think that life has lost its meaning, spare a thought for people like her and get inspired to face your problems head on.
On this Republic Day, HerZindagi salutes the spirit of Captain Shalini Singh and all the women like her who continue to fight with their troubles in life and pave the way for others on the path of success. We wish her all the best in her future endeavours and will continue to bring forth more stories of inspiring women like her.