Tahirah Rehman of a remote village in Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir has been selected for training for grant of short service commission in AE(L) branch of Indian Air Force.
Her mother is delighted seeing her daughter achieve great heights. “My daughter has worked very hard. I’m thankful to people here for their constant support to us,” her mother Rakia Begum said yesterday to ANI.
J&K: Tahirah Rehman of a remote village in Rajouri selected for training for grant of short service commission in AE(L) branch of Indian Air Force
"My daughter has worked very hard. I'm thankful to people here for their constant support to us," her mother Rakia Begum said y'day pic.twitter.com/WONaDv6vhJ
— ANI (@ANI) September 22, 2021
Besides Tahirah, there are many other girls from Rajouri district who have made their village and country proud. For instance, flying officer Mawya Sudan from the same district recently became the 12th woman officer in the country to be inducted as a fighter pilot in the Indian Air Force (IAF). She was commissioned into the IAF as a flying officer on June 19. She is the first woman fighter pilot in the force from the district of Rajouri. According to her parents, her hard work led to their daughter achieving this feat. “Parents should support their daughters, they can do anything,” they told ANI. Read more about her here.
In 2019, Irmim Shamim residing near Rajouri became the first girl from “Gujjar” community to crack the AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) Entrance Exam. She did not get bogged down by the disturbances in the Kashmir valley and attended school in Rajouri district which was 10 kilometres from her home. She comes from a backward community and her family had to grapple with finances but she didn’t let any of the problems affect her. Read more about her inspiring story here.