Women in Aviation Industry honored by Jyotiraditya Scindia, FICCI

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New Delhi: Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia presented the award to a woman at an event celebrating the contribution of women in civil aviation.

Women in Aviation India (WAI), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Ministry of Civil Aviation celebrated and acknowledged the contribution of women in aviation at an event held at Roseate House, New Delhi today. Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya M. Scindia was the Chief Guest and General Dr. VK Singh (Retd) was the Guest of Honour.

About 30 women achievers who have played a significant role in the aviation sector were honored by eminent dignitaries on the special occasion of International Women’s Day, which is celebrated in March all over the world, especially from organizations like ICAO, IATA and other civil aviation bodies. By.

Successful female aviators and achievers were recognized for their outstanding contributions in the fields of drone technology, flight safety, cargo, strategic planning, customer relationship management and various aspects of airline operations. Women who shine in the field of pilot training and aerial sports, who inspire today’s youth as role models were also felicitated at the function.

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Rajiv Bansal, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India and Usha Padhi, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India were also present to congratulate the awardees. Members of the Women in Aviation International – India Chapter, top dignitaries from FICCI and representatives of airlines also attended the ceremony.

Jyotiraditya M Scindia, Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Government of India, Chief Guest addressed the gathering at the event, “Today is a historic day, as we celebrate 75 years of independence in this year Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, we are aviation industry. is also celebrating the achievements of women in the U.S. As a country with a population of 1.3 billion, the world’s largest democracy, with 70% of the population under the age of 35, this is the potential that India represents to the world. This is a hidden potential that needs to be converted into kinetic. Women in Aviation are working towards this. It is the need of the hour, a call to bring women to the forefront so that we can realize our dream of becoming a superpower. Women. The role of women is not limited to airports and airplanes and today women’s identity is only a drop in the sea, many other women have also made remarkable contributions to this industry. Our country has a rich legacy of women in aviation; 15% of pilots are women while the average global rate is only 5%.But we need to bring this 15% to 50%. We need to do a lot more and change our parameters. We all need to start at the grassroots level by making STEM education accessible. ,

Speaking on the occasion, Mrs. Radha Bhatia, President, WAI India Chapter, shared, “It is an absolute pleasure to host this event in association with the Ministry of Civil Aviation, which celebrates the contribution of all achievers. This day will be remembered in the history of aviation where we have for the first time amongst us many eminent stars of aviation, as well as a very dynamic civil aviation minister and eminent dignitaries from the ministry, FICCI and industry. Women have an important role in the aviation sector. India’s biggest problem today is unemployment and increasing participation in tourism and aviation can be one answer. Let us all come together to provide maximum opportunities to all in our endeavor to keep women at the forefront. ,

At the conclusion of the ceremony, Ms. Usha Padhi, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India thanked all present and reminded the women that they are here today not because they were women, but because they were capable. He encouraged them to continue striving for even greater heights.

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