A child’s victory in his/ her future is always a success story for their parents as well. It’s the result of all the hardships and sacrifices they made for their kid and has borne fruit one day. What more can a parent be proud of? A 19 year old girl from Surat, Gujarat named Maitri Patel is currently making headlines for becoming one of the youngest commercial pilots in India. Indeed one of the finest achievements for a girl like Maitri hailing from such a humble background.
A Farmer’s Daughter Soaring New Heights
The proud moment of the story is that Maitri is the daughter of a farmer who completed her pilot training program from the United States and underwent the 18-month course in 11 months. During an interview, Maitri said that she was only 8 years old when she saw an airplane for the very first time and that was the moment she decided that she wanted to become a pilot.
After completing her training in the US, her parents, and family gave her a warm and grand welcome to India at the airport. Maitri’s father, a farmer named Kantilal Patel, always wanted his daughter to fulfill her dream, travel the world, and fly a plane. He also used to watch the airplanes fly as he transported passengers for a living.
CM Shri @vijayrupanibjp today met 19-year-old Maitri Patel, a farmer's daughter from Olpad, Surat, and congratulated her on becoming the youngest female commercial pilot after receiving vocational training in the US and also wished this pride of Gujarat a sky-touching career. pic.twitter.com/R4qHdbOQkb
— CMO Gujarat (@CMOGuj) September 7, 2021
Sold Ancestral Land For Education
Kantilal Patel(father) also made sure to admit his daughter to private school. He also sold a piece of his ancestral land, to enroll his daughter in a flight training course. Maitri’s father is a farmer in the Olpad area and her mother works at Surat Municipal Corporation’s health department. Now that she has achieved the dream of becoming a pilot, Maitri now wants to fly a Boeing aircraft for which she will begin her training soon.
Gujarat CM had recently visited the prodigy with many dreams and quoted; “CM Shri @vijayrupanibjp today met 19-year-old Maitri Patel, a farmer’s daughter from Olpad, Surat, and congratulated her on becoming the youngest female commercial pilot after receiving vocational training in the US and also wished this pride of Gujarat a sky-touching career.”the statement said. Truly a proud moment and a deserved success for Maitri.