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Sky is the limit for them

Ten tribal youths from backward regions of Jharkhand are currently undergo training for commercial pilot posts and they are not forgetting their social commitment, reports Rajesh Ro.

india Updated: Dec 04, 2006 02:22 IST
Rajesh Roy

Their dream of flying high came true with a little leg up from the government. Ten tribal youths from backward regions of Jharkhand are currently undergo training for commercial pilot posts. The state government prepared the launch pad for a high-flying career for these young men by spending Rs 20 lakh each on them.

But these youths from backward tribal areas of the state have not forgotten their promise to the government. They will help two underprivileged children with their education. The scheme started by the State Tribal Welfare Commission promises to better the lot of children from backward districts.

"I cannot forget what the state government has done for me. Nor can I forget my social commitment," Adarsh Kandulna, trainee co-pilot with the Jet Airways, told HT.

Adarsh who belongs to Kolemdega in Simdega district is one of the 25 young men who were selected to undergo commercial pilot training with financial aid from the Jharkhand government. Adarsh along with nine others — eight with Indian (Airlines) and one with Air Deccan — now proudly wear the insignia of a pilot.

Email Rajesh Roy: rajesh81roy@rediffmail.com