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Shanan Dhaka: NDA’s first women’s batch topper

Shanan Dhaka, a 19-year-old from Haryana, topped the entrance examination of the National Defense Academy (NDA) women’s batch this year. The youngster who hails from an army background shares that she wants to dedicate her life to her country and serve the nation

She topped the NDA entrance exam within a span of just 40 days, and with the help of a perfect strategy, made her dream come true through hard work and perseverance.

Shanan comes from an army background where her grandfather, Chanderbhan Dhaka, was a Subedar and her father, Vijay Kumar Dhaka, retired as a Naib Subedar from the Army Service Corps.Despite hailing from Haryana, her family is gender-neutral with the army lifestyle imbibed in their regular life.

Shanan made up her mind to appear for the NDA entrance exam the moment the judgment was passed to allow women candidates to sit for the same.

As a message to young aspirants setting their sights on NDA, she says, “Don’t give up, have faith and keep your spirits high.
 Shanan had secured 97.4% in Class 10 and 98.2% in Class 12. She also became the science topper from her batch in the Army Public School.Then, she enrolled herself for a graduation degree from Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi.

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