Mrs Madhulika Rawat: The force behind the force that General Bipin Rawat was


I bear in mind assembly Mrs Madhulika Rawat on a sunny day with chilly, nice air flowing dimly. It was not a traditional day for humid Delhi afternoons throughout monsoons. She had simply arrived at the India International Center in August 2019 for the launch of ‘Love Story of a Commando’, my second ebook which was simply acquired by Westland Amazon.

I was nonetheless the younger naïve author who was new to the world of publishing and I by no means hoped that she would settle for to launch my ebook. She was then ex officio President AWWA (Army Wife Welfare Association) as the spouse of the then Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat. As the first girl of our wonderful fraternity the place bonhomie and camaraderie prevail as dominant ethos, her position was immense. She saved on travelling from one a part of the nation to a different in quest of building the proper steadiness between the private {and professional} lifetime of faujis and their households. Her job can be to take care of the thousands and thousands of fauji households scattered all throughout the nation together with taking care of the ‘Veer Naris’ who lived as ladies left behind by our ‘killed in action’ troopers. She was particularly delicate about this challenge and labored day and evening to rehabilitate them. Then the disabled youngsters of fauji households, Asha Schools had been additionally near her coronary heart. I didn’t think about she would discover time to attend and launch the ebook of a beginner author on the block who was simply out along with her fiction.

But I ignored one reality about me too, that I was a military spouse; a girl married to a person in olive greens and he or she thought-about it her nice accountability to encourage and assist all the Army wives. So safety clearances took me a while however there she was standing and smiling earlier than me with all her heat in solidarity with the endeavour of a younger Army Wife. It was a uncommon privilege and I might be endlessly grateful. I don’t know the way many individuals males, ladies and youngsters interacted along with her that day some even mentioned their private issues which she listened intently however by no means for as soon as did she cease smiling, hugging, patting and extra. She was extraordinarily heat, a folks’s particular person similar to her husband General Bipin Rawat had been.

When she talked, she talked like feathers; sweetly, flippantly and affectionately. No surprise the identical heat flowed by way of the whole chain of command in a corporation recognized strictly for its hierarchy. It is the whole lot right here carry one one who will not be adequate at the prime at any degree in the Army and be careful how the whole construction crumbles however they as the first couple by General Bipin Rawat first being as Chief of Army Staff after which as first Chief of Defense Staff of India ensured that solely proper spirits, bonhomie and values flew all through the group.

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Now that she is gone too quickly, too abruptly phrases are at loss. We have mourned and cried as one fraternity. It is a large loss to all the Armed Forces Wives to lose her like this. But we’re proud too. We are a fraternity of braves and he or she went epitomizing being an Armed Forces Wife. She went bravely alongside along with her soldier who she had vowed to stroll beside in thick and skinny.

On the fateful unlucky day of 8 December 2021 she was accompanying General Bipin Rawat on his option to Staff College Wellington in an official capability as President DWWA (Defense Wives Welfare Association) whereas General Rawat was to ship a lecture to the vivid future leaders from all the arms of Armed Forces; Army, Navy and Airforce who had been quickly to imagine instructions to transient them about his visions of synergy amongst all the three forces so that proper ethos and conduct stream unanimously all through the chain of command.

Mrs Madhulika Rawat was to play the equal position as President DWWA. It was her job to inform all the wives who had been quickly to affix their husbands throughout their instructions of assorted smaller models the place these younger wives had been to play an essential job it was onto them to take care of an atmosphere of peace and amiability of their respective models so that troopers may work with full ease and focus. Her imaginative and prescient and concepts had been to form the future atmosphere of assorted essential constructions and in addition synergize varied welfare packages that varied arms run for the betterment of their armed forces wives, widows and youngsters.

This is what she had executed all her life all through the illustrious profession of General Bipin Rawat.


If he was one in all the best generals of all the time and better of current instances it was Mrs Madhulika Rawat’s immense assist that formed his profession and he or she did it at her price. She was an completed girl, born on seventh February 1963 in Shahdol Madhya Pradesh as the daughter of late politician Mrigendra Singh she had been an alumnus of prestigious Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya Gwalior who finally graduated from Delhi University. She may have executed something and be anybody however she selected to be the ‘The Force behind the Forces’ She selected to assist her soldier unconditionally as a result of he served her mom nation and no job was better than this. And she did it with utmost devotion serving the households of armed forces fraternity all through her life offering peace of thoughts and in addition energy to the wonderful General who reached the prime the place nobody has reached ever.

Both of them contributed immensely to the nation and served it selflessly. It is a large loss not simply to the armed forces fraternity but in addition to the whole nation. We can see how residents all throughout the nation are crying at this premature unlucky demise. It was uncalled for however there are some info we cannot change.

We, as defence force personnel wives, mourn her loss immensely. The lack of each their daughters is much more heartwrenching who at the moment are with out each their dad and mom. The identical goes for all the households who’ve misplaced their family members on this tragic crash of the IAF Mi 17 V  helicopter in Tamilnadu. Their grief cannot be imagined. I pray to God that they get the energy to maneuver on and carry ahead the legacies of their family members. Rest in Peace Dear All. Nation will always remember you. Jai Hind!

The creator of this piece, Swapnil Pandey, is a military spouse and a well-liked defence author with a large viewers base. Her newest ebook “Force Behind The Forces” has launched this month. It is a set of seven true tales of everlasting love, braveness and sacrifice.

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