Poonam Singh

Tanuja Singh, a native of Padhar Tehsil of Mandi District of Himachal Pradesh, becomes a Major in the Indian Army with her sheer dedication and hard work. She is the first from her district to get the rank of a Major in the Indian Army.

Tanuja Singh went through a lot of struggle during her childhood as she lost her father in an accident at the tender age of 6. Her father served in the Signals Corps of the Indian Army.  

After her father's death, her mother worked hard to provide her and her siblings with the best education despite severe challenges. Major Tanuja Singh’s mother worked in Hamirpur and Chandigarh to provide them a better education.

Tanuja did her 12th from Gurukul School Hamirpur following which she completed her graduate-level education from INHS Mumbai.

Tanuja Singh obtained a permanent commission as a Lieutenant in the Military Nursing Service of the Indian Army at INHS Mumbai in the year 2015. 

In the year 2017, Tanuja Singh was promoted to the post of Captain. In the year 2021, Captain Tanuja Singh was awarded the General Officer Commanding, Eastern Command’s Commandment Medal for meritorious services.

When Tanuja Singh was promoted to the rank of Major, there was a wave of happiness in her entire family including Padhar (Mandi). 

Flying Officer Dr. Chaman, Head of Journalism and Mass Communication Department of Vallabh Government College Mandi, praising Tanuja and her mother Rekha Devi said, “The struggle of sisters Rekha Devi and Tanuja Singh is an example for the daughters and sisters of the society.”