Limca Book Of Records 2014- PEOPLE OF THE YEAR-14 CAPT INDRAANI SINGH
Limca Book Of Records 2014
PEOPLE OF THE YEAR-14
CAPT INDRAANI SINGH
Capt Indraani Singh who joined Indian Airlines in 1986 went on to become the first woman in Asia to fly an Airbus 320 and the world’s first woman commander of a wide-bodied Airbus 300. Along with her passion for flying, she also carried a heart brimming with compassion for the deprived. In 1996, Indraani along with a few others founded the Literacy India Trust with focus on empowerment, education and employment. Starting with just five children and operating out of a construction site in Palam Vihar, Gurgaon, Haryana, her initiative now runs six projects which reach out to over 30,000 children, women and youth across the country. In 2004, she also started Indha, a self-help group for women to earn money through marketing their handmade products.
Indraani has won the Godfrey Philip Special Award for Bravery in Social Cause and the Women Achievers Award 2009 by the International Congress of Women.
This entry was posted in Main blog Post on September 17, 2015