New Delhi: After achieving 149th rank in the NDA exam, Sania Mirza is all set to become India’s first Muslim woman to pilot fighter jets.
Now an inspiration for many young women like herself, Sania mirza came from humble beginnings in Jasovar village of Mirzapur Dehat. Sania is daughter of a TV mechanic. She studied at Pundit Chintamani College of her village till tenth grade. She said that if Hindi medium students are determined enough, they can achieve anything.
Sania’s mother expressed her pride saying her daughter has inspired every girl in the village to chase their dreams.
After school, Sania joined Inter City Guru Nanak Girls College. She became district topper in 12th class Uttar Pradesh boards. Right after finishing school, she started preparing for NDA exams at Centurion Defense Academy.
Since there are only two seats reserved for women in the National Defense Academy exams 2022, Sania failed to grab a seat on the first attempt. Ever so resilient, she finally got one on her second attempt.
Mirzapur’s Sania Mirza will became first Muslim woman fighter pilot after securing 149th rank in NDA exam
“I was very much inspired by Flight Lieutenant Avani Chaturvedi & seeing her I decided to join NDA. I hope younger generation will someday get inspired by me: Sania Mirza pic.twitter.com/6SMKIi2g5m
— ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) December 22, 2022
On 27th December, she will join Khadakwasla National Defense Academy in Pune. She has brought pride to not only her village but to the state as well. Sania would be the first from Uttar Pradesh to become an IAF pilot.
Sania Mirza attributed her parents for her success. She also gave credit to Centurion Defense Academy.
Shahid Ali, father of Sania Mirza, said that her daughter considers India’s first woman IAF fighter pilot Avni Chaturvedi as her role model. There are only 16 woman fighter pilots in the country.