Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu, on Monday congratulated Army officer Ponung Doming on becoming the first woman officer from her state to hold the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Indian Army.
According to a report by Northeast Now, Ponung Doming is the eldest daughter of Olom Doming and Jimmi Dai Doming from GTC, and Jimmi Dai Doming from GTC,a resident of Pasighat under East Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh.
She did her schooling from Govt. Daying Ering Higher Secondary School, and graduated from grade 12 at IGJ Govt. Higher Secondary School, both in Pasighat Arunachal Pradesh.
She studied her civil engineering from Walchand College of Engineering, Maharashtra in 2005. After she graduated, she worked at L&T Kolkata for 2 years, while preparing for the Service Selection Board, Allahabad.
In 2008, Doming made her way into the Indian army, and joined the Officers Training Academy, Chennai.
In 2013, she was given the position of Major, becoming the first woman from Arunachal Pradesh to do so.
In April 2014, Ponung Doming had also briefly joined the United Nations Peacekeeping Force mission in 2014 in Congo(Africa).
Ponung Doming, an Army Major from the state,to be elevated to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel on Monday. Calling it a “proud moment” for all of us, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu tweeted a photo of Doming and congratulated her on the achievement.
Lt. Col. Ponung Doming told the reporter that she is happy and satisfied over her promotion which gives more responsibility towards the nation.
“I am happy and delighted that the Chief minister has also congratulated me which is no less a great motivation, ‘she quoted.
Last month,Shaliza Dhami, an Indian Air Force Wing Commander, became the first female officer of the Indian Air Force to be elevated as the Flight Commander of a flying unit.