First Badaga Woman in the Indian Army !

The First Badaga Woman, who joined Indian Army, is Cathrine Nirmala, D/o Indrani George from Kombukorai, Ketti, way back in 2009.

She was commissioned as an officer from Officers Training Academy, Chennai in 2009. She is a Senior Officer in the Army now.

Cathrine is married and has two children named Shana and Francis Xavier. She studied in St Anns Girls Higher Secondary School and then did her B.E (computer science) from Nachimuthu Engg College, Erode. She is a martial art champion(karate black belt) and attended tournaments in Nilgiris and Coimbatore during her school days. Her father died when she was 13 years old.

Officer Cathrine says “My mother is a role model and a inspiration to me. She was a very bold lady and groomed me very well knowing my talents.She supported me whenever I took a decision about my life. She passed away in 2021”.

Lt Col Cathrine Nirmala

We are very proud of you, Cathrine Nirmala !


2 responses to “First Badaga Woman in the Indian Army !

  1. Wow congratulations Cathi .Way to go —Sky is the limit


  2. Congratulations on your well-deserved success! You’re an inspiration to the women of badaga community! We are so proud of you.


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