UP’s Sania Mirza Becomes First Muslim Female Fighter Pilot!
Women in general are always underestimated. And those who belong to religious minorities face this even more. They have to work twice as hard to earn a seat at the table. And when a woman from the same religious minority achieves milestones in life, that’s when people are at a loss for words. In a similar case, Sania Mirza (no, not the tennis player), a girl from Uttar Pradesh’s Mirzapur (yes, it is a real place) has smashed this stereotype. She studied at a Hindi medium school and cleared the National Defence Academy exam to be chosen to become an Indian Air Force fighter pilot. Sania will also be the first Muslim woman IAF pilot.
As per reports, Sania Mirza hails from Jasovar village which is under the Mirzapur Dehat Kotwali police station. She said that students who have studied in a Hindi medium school can also achieve success if they have determination and grit. Sania passed her 10th standard exam from Pandit Chintamani Dubey Inter College which is located in her village.
Mirzapur's Sania Mirza will became first Muslim woman fighter pilot after securing 149th rank in NDA exam
"I was very much inspired by Flight Lieutenant Avani Chaturvedi & seeing her I decided to join NDA. I hope younger generation will someday get inspired by me: Sania Mirza pic.twitter.com/6SMKIi2g5m
— ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) December 22, 2022
For further studies, she went to the city’s Guru Nanak Girls Inter College. Mirza had also topped the Class 12 UP board exam. Post this, she began preparing to study at Centurion Defense Academy. Sania also credits the academy for her success.
Sania Mirza said that there were only two seats for women who want to become fighter pilots. Talking about how she secured the seat, she said that she got the seat after she attempted the NDA exam on the second attempt. She will join NDA Khadakwasla in Pune on December 27.
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Not just her parents but even her villagers are very proud of the feat she has achieved. Sania’s father, Shahid Ali, is very happy over his daughter’s milestone and said that she considers Avni Chaturvedi, India’s first fighter pilot, as her role model. Tabassum Mirza, Sania’s mother also could not contain her happiness and said that her daughter has inspired every girl in the village to achieve her dream.
We, too, are very proud of Sania’s achievements and wish her all the best for her fighter pilot journey ahead!
Image courtesy- ANI News UP
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