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Thursday, Sep 19, 2019

On retirement day, Rajasthan teacher gifts himself, wife chopper ride

Ramesh Chand Meena, who was a social science teacher at the government senior secondary school in Saurai, Lakshmangarh, booked the helicopter to fulfill his wife’s dream of flying in a helicopter.

india Updated: Sep 01, 2019 09:05 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur
Ramesh Chand Meena booked a helicopter to fly back home in Malawali village, 22 km away from the school, on his retirement day.
Ramesh Chand Meena booked a helicopter to fly back home in Malawali village, 22 km away from the school, on his retirement day. (ANI)
         

A government school teacher in Rajasthan’s Alwar district, who retired on Saturday, gifted himself and his wife a chopper ride from the school to his village, which is 22 km away.

Ramesh Chand Meena, who was a social science teacher at the government senior secondary school in Saurai, Lakshmangarh, booked the helicopter to fulfill his wife’s dream of flying in a helicopter. When villagers came to know about it, a large crowd gathered near the helipad to witness the scene.

Meena said that the idea of the chopper ride came to him after his wife, upon seeing a helicopter, asked him how they could fly in a helicopter like that. “On that day, I decided that I would make her sit in a helicopter. I decided that I would book a helicopter ride on my retirement day,” said Meena. Right before the ride, his wife said that she was very thrilled and excited about flying in the helicopter.

 

He booked the chopper from a private company in Delhi after paying Rs. 3.7 lakh including the charges for the construction of the helipad at Saurai. He had also taken all the required permission from the local administration and the police in advance.

The school organized a ceremonial farewell for Meena and tied a turban round his head and garlanded him.

Post the ceremony, the villagers took Meena and his wife to the helipad amid drum beats and bursting of firecrackers.

Upon reaching Malavali, the chopper circled the village and showered flower petals on the villagers, who were waiting to receive Meena and his wife,. When the chopper landed, Meena and his wife were given a grand welcome by the villagers.

First Published: Sep 01, 2019 09:04 IST