Published On: Oct 15, 2019

If you are willing, your dream can always come true. A 49-year-old mother of two grown-up daughters, Sunita Kumari is now aboard Eurocopter AS 350 B3, a six-seater Pawan Hans chopper, as she flies officials of the paramilitary (CRPF) and Jammu and Kashmir Police as well as civilians in need of medical emergency. A decade-and-half after she learned flying in Florida, the diminutive Sunita Kumari from a small village of Haryana still feels it's like a dream. The sexist comments she once faced in the highly patriarchal and gender-skewed Rasoolpur village of Mahendragarh district in Haryana did not deter her. Nor did the toil of running from pillar-to-post, hunting for jobs. Since August 5, when the Jammu and Kashmir state was organized and mobile and internet services suspended, 49-year-old Sunita has completed 43 days of flying. "Can you imagine I was teaching science two decades ago in a school? Yet after ten years of my marriage and teaching, I decided to learn flying in the US and look for jobs here in India. The will and determination can take you places. Here I am in the Valley in the middle of all the action, with country's premier chopper service," she says.  

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