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Uttarakhand’s Daughter Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi all set to sail around the world

by Pragati Chauhan
Mar 11, 2016

Vartika Joshi hailing from Uttarakhand is all set to sail on a boisterous voyage around the world. Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi will give wings to an ambitious expedition called “Sagar Parikrama” organized by Indian navy which will begin in 2017. Vartika will go on this voyage on a fibreglass boat called INSV Mhadei accompanied by other 5 female officers of Indian navy. To commence this unstoppable cruise, Vartika Joshi is going through a strict training under the guidance of Indian Navy Commander, Dilip Donde.

This women empowerment expedition will be lead by six female navy officers out of which 5 have been selected namely Lieutenant Pratibha Jaiswal, Lieutenant P. Swati, Lieutenant Vijaya Devi and Lieutenant Payal Gupta. The remaining one female navy officer will be selected soon. For the training of the ‘Sagar Parikrama’ expedition, these fabulous five selected under the headship of Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi scaled Goa from Visakhapatnam which is roughly 3,000 miles on Women Empowerment Day.

About Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi:

Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi did her schooling from Saint Theresa’s Convent School, Srinagar, and engineering from IIT Delhi after that she joined the Indian Navy. Being a passionate navy officer Vartika has successfully completed a 5,000 nautical miles Indian expedition starting from Rio de Janeiro to Capetown in South Africa. Her father Professor P.K Joshi from the Department of Education at Garhwal University in Srinagar and mother Dr. Kalpana Joshi working in the Hindi Department of Rishikesh University are happy about their daughter’s herculean expedition that will begin in 2017.

News Src: Dainik Jagran

Pragati Chauhan

A writer by profession, thinker by choice and a nature lover since birth. I have always loved expressing myself through words, I believe words have a certain kind of melody which can be understood by anybody.

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