In a proud moment for the Naga people, Manipur has got its first Naga lady pilot. Hailing from Manipur, Roveinai Poumai fought against generations of patriarchy in the Naga society and made a mark for herself in the society. Poumai belongs to the Poumai-Naga tribe in Manipur. She has been successful in securing a job with the Jet Airways.
She enrolled herself for the Commercial Pilot Course and graduated from the Basiar Aviation College in New South Wales, Australia. Poumai is the daughter of PD Sele Of Purul Rosofil, Sanapati district.
Several people have come out on social media congratulating her for the feat.
Here is what Twitterati have to say:
— Pooja Rajput (@poojarajput24) August 23, 2017
We are all proud of you Roveinai Poumai,
— Suresh Deshpande (@sldesh) August 22, 2017
— #FindingGaurav _ (@confess2gaurav) August 21, 2017
Super proud of Roveinai Poumai! Love North East of India, perhaps the most beautiful part of India. Great region, awesome people. https://t.co/XoYLaraJET
— Pradeepto B. (@pradeepto) August 21, 2017
— Srinivas Ganti (@SrinivasGantii) August 22, 2017
Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region Dr Jitendra Singh was among those who wished her luck for the achievement.
— Dr Jitendra Singh (@DrJitendraSingh) August 21, 2017
Just a few days back, Anny Divya had become the world’s youngest woman to command a Boeing 777. The 30-year-old from Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh. She got admitted to flying school Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi. She got a scholarship and completed her training at the age of 19. With a BSc in Aviation, she said: “All women should pursue their dreams.”
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