Like mother, like son: Retired Major and her son graduate from Army training academy 27 years apart; their picture is winning hearts

The Defence Ministry has shared a post of retired Major Smita Chaturvedi with her son on Twitter

Like mother, like son: Retired Major and her son graduate from Army training academy 27 years apart; their picture is winning hearts

Retired Major Smita Chaturvedi with her son at the Academy in Chennai. Twitter/@Def_PRO_Chenna

Tribune Web Desk

Chandigarh, August 1

What’s winning on the internet today is a moving story of a mother-son duo from the Indian Armed Forces. It’s a post by the Public Relations Officer of Chennai under Directorate of Public Relations, Ministry of Defence, on Twitter that shows how a son followed in the footsteps of his mother. Beaming with joy are Major Smita Chaturvedi (retd) and her son who got commissioned into the Indian Army.

Their story has touched many a heart because Chaturvedi’s son graduated from the same academy in Chennai on Saturday from where she had passed out 27 years ago.

“Major Smita Chaturvedi (retd),commissioned from Officers Training Academy, Chennai, before 27 years in 1995, saw her son getting Commissioned in the same manner in the same Academy today,” reads the caption of the post.

The ceremony, which took place at the Officers Training Academy in Chennai, was reviewed by Major Gen Abdulla Shamaal, who is Chief of Defence Forces of Maldives.

The tweets thread also has a picture of Major Smita from her training days. “An old gem from the training days of Cadet Smita Chaturvedi,” it says.

A video of an ecstatic Major Smita Chaturvedi (retd) remembering her days in the Academy has also made it to the microblogging site. The proud mother expressed her happiness about her son’s achievements. “Major Smita Chaturvedi(Retd) reminisces her old days of being a Cadet in the illustrious Academy and ecstatic about her son re-enacting the glorious script of joining Army like herself.”

Tons of reactions and congratulatory messages have flooded the post.

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