Daughters are truly priceless! This daughter proved it by piloting the farewell flight of her air hostess mother.
Even though our society still kills many daughters in wombs, the ones that are born are leaving no stone unturned in proving that they are no less than a boy.
They are not only breaking stereotypes but also working really hard to give their parents a reason to be proud. And, one such daughter is Ashrrita.
Last year when Ashrrita’s mother, Pooka Chinchankar, was about to retire after working for 38 years with Air India, Ashrrita Chinchankar found an admirable way possible to make her mom’s last day at work memorable.
She piloted the farewell flight of her mother, Pooja Chinchankar, to give her a memory to cherish for her lifetime.
So happy and honoured to be able to pilot the one flight that mattered. It was my mom’s dream to have me pilot her last flight as an Air Hostess with @airindiain 🙂 As she retires after her glorious 38 years of service, I will be carrying on with her legacy ???? #grateful#proudpic.twitter.com/zcUTNCENzj
Ashrrita told News-18 why this moment was special for her mother:
“It was my mother who had always wanted me to be a pilot. I was a mass media student before she suggested I pursue this”.
While talking to HT, Pooja mentioned how she wanted her daughter to take up a male-dominated profession.
“Ashrrita was a mass media student when I casually happened to ask her if she was interested in flying. To our surprise, she was prepared to go for the course in two days. I wished to see her as a pilot, looking at how such few women take to the profession. After getting her a commercial pilot licence from Canada, Ashrrita got offers from private airlines, but she chose Air India.”
Recalling the memorable day, Ashrrita shared with Livemint,
“It was a special day, so I had put in a request to be in the same flight. Both of us have worked hard for this day. Even though I got my license in 2008, I only started flying in 2016 because the market was very bad and there were no openings.”
Many people came forward and supported this daughter’s great act of love and care. We hope more parents will seek inspiration from Ashrrita’s inspiring story and would believe in their daughter’s true potential.
At IFORHER, we celebrate those parents, who have given power to their daughter’s dream to break the norms. If you have such a story, then do write to us.