New Delhi, Nov 27: As part of an initiative to encourage youth in India, News24 on Monday honoured BSF officer Tanushree Pareek. In 2017, Tanushree Pareek became the first woman combat officer to be commissioned in the 51-year history of the BSF, the country's largest border guarding force. Pareek also led the passing out parade of 67 trainee officers that was reviewed by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at the Border Security Force camp at Tekanpur near here. Pareek, a resident of Rajasthan's Bikaner, is the first woman to join the force in the officer rank after she was selected in the all-India exam conducted by the UPSC in 2014.
She was conferred with the Jashn-e-Youngistan Samman for Courage by Patanjali MD Acharya Balkrishna.
The award is part of News24's unique initiative to appreciate and encourage the dynamic young power of the country as it is the youth in whose hands lie the future of a nation. The Young India is laying the foundation of a New India, an India that is making a world-wide impression. News24 has thus taken the lead in promoting and honouring the youth of India with its first edition of Jashn-e-Youngistan.