New Delhi, June 18: Haunted by media from across the globe over topper scam, Bihar can now cheer on the achievement of its fighter 'Beti' Bhawana Kanth.
Bhawana along with Mohana Singh and Avani Chaturvedi formally commissioned by the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in the fighter stream of the flying branch after each cleared the first stage of training and has about 150 hours of flying. The glorious event took place at the Air Force Academy in Dundigal near Hyderabad on Saturday.
This historic day has come as a proud moment for Bihar as Bhawana Kanth is a native of Baur village in Darbhanga.
The 24-year-old Kanth has made Bihar proud by becoming one of three first women fighter in India's history. This success of a 'beti' of Bihar has added a feather in its cap at a time when video of Ruby Rai, a student of Bishun Rai College in Hajipur, went viral on social media as she, pronounced political science as 'prodigal science' and described it as a subject on cookery.
Rai scored 444/500 marks to top the IA exams. Her fake success in Class 12 exam (Arts stream) brought bad name to the state. It's not only Ruby, science topper Saurav Shrestha also failed to answer rudimentary questions related to the subjects during a media interaction soon after results were announced related to the subject.
Bhawana who did her schooling from BR DAV in Bihar's Begusarai has brought immense pride for parents and women folk of India. Following her schooling she went to Kota in Rajasthan to pursue her intermediate and started preparing for engineering entrance exam. She pursued her engineering in Medical Electronics stream from BMS College of Engineering in Bengaluru.
India is proud of Mohna Singh, Bhavna Kanth, Avni Chaturvedi for creating history by becoming fighter pilot in IAF. pic.twitter.com/u82FbJZRca— Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi (@naqvimukhtar) June 18, 2016
Congrats to the 3 fighter pilot ladies and more strength to our women !Proud moment for India ! Jai Hind !— Kirron Kher (@KirronKherBJP) June 18, 2016
Long wait is over, first 3 women pilot commissioned in IAF. What a moment, way to go. https://t.co/vz6wqpx0Zy— peenaz tyagi (@Peenaz_NN) June 18, 2016
Lead the way, Avani Bhawana Mohana, our first women fighter pilots. Give wings to dreams of little girls! Jai Hind!👏 pic.twitter.com/Uiip4yWseL— गीतिका (@ggiittiikkaa) June 18, 2016
Heartiest congratulations to first women fighter pilots of Indian Air Force - Bhawana Kath, Avani Chaturvedi & Mohana Singh. #NariShakti— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) June 18, 2016
Glorious day for India. Our first three Women Fighter Pilots. Salute their parents and teachers and mentors.Jai Hind pic.twitter.com/bVlb7utXAp— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) June 18, 2016
India's first three women fighter pilots being inducted today. Congrats! https://t.co/UQbmPxAznX— Indian HC in Aus (@navdeepsuri) June 18, 2016
My heart is filled with great pride that three valiant daughters are scripting history today by becoming country's 1st women fighter pilots.— ShivrajSingh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) June 18, 2016
Sky is just not the limit—Congrats to 1st female fighter pilots of India—Avani Chaturvedi, Mohana Singh & Bhawana Kanth. More power to you!— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) June 18, 2016