Kashmir Pilot girl: `Pilot girl’ gives wings to dreams of many
When Iram Habib, who belongs to old Srinagar city, expressed her wish to join the aviation sector after Class XII, she met with a lot of discouragement. She was told that a Kashmiri girl can never become a pilot.
According to Tribune News Iram pursued her bachelors in forestry from Dehradun and postgraduation in forestry from the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Kashmir. Though she studied forestry, she did not let her dream die.
She says though her father supported her, her relatives and friends would always tell her that a girl from Kashmir would never get a job as a pilot.
Iram says that it is difficult for her relatives even now to believe that she flies an aircraft. “They still can’t believe I chose this profession and got a job too,” Iram says, adding she had also trained in Bahrain and Dubai in Airbus 320.
The 30-year-old has two job offers in India at the moment.
“During my training and exams everyone would be surprised to see a woman from Kashmir as a pilot, but there was no discrimination. I worked hard and got a job offer from IndiGo and GoAir. I am set to join as a first officer in IndiGo next month,” says Iram.
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