69th Republic Day celebrations at Rajpath was full of spectacular moments. While India made history by welcoming state heads of ten ASEAN countries at the Republic Day parade, it was the all-women contingent of the Border Security Force (BSF) that stole the show this year.
In one of the most-awaited acts of this year’s parade, women constables from BSF’s ‘Daredevil’ contingent performed magnificent stunts, leaving the crowd at Rajpath spellbound.
The Army and the BSF’s bike-borne daredevils alternatively perform the stunts every year. This year it was BSF’s turn and they sent in their newly-raised all-female ‘daredevils’ to lead the Republic Day parade. A total of 113 women were seen riding 26 350 cc Royal Enfield motorbikes at Rajpath.
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Christened as ‘Seema Bhawani’, the group which was led by sub-inspector Stanzin Noryang, became the first all-female contingent to perform stunts at the Republic Day parade. The group performed 16 stunts including side-riding, fish-riding, faulaad, Prachand Baalay, Mobile PT, Shaktiman, Brahma Yog Guldasta, Peacock, Wind Mill Formation, Saptarishi, and Bullfighting.
The 113 women, all aged between 25 and 30 years were handpicked from various ranks of the force to be a part of this squad. They were trained at Central School of Motor Transport, BSF Academy in Tekanpur, The Times of India reported.
These daredevils would start their day at 8 AM in the morning learning to perform stunts till 1 PM. They would reassemble for a special instructions session in the evening. Check out more images here:
— ANI (@ANI) January 26, 2018