2 women from Kashmir among 112 to be felicitated by President

Ayesha Aziz And Ruveda Salam Make It To Select List Of ''First Ladies''

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Srinagar, Publish Date: Jan 19 2018 12:12AM | Updated Date: Jan 19 2018 12:12AM
2 women from Kashmir among 112 to be felicitated by President

Ayesha Aziz and Ruveda Salam from Kashmir have made it to the list of 112 women to be felicitated by the President.

The President of India will felicitate 112 women achievers who have achieved a first in any field on 20th Jan 2018 at Rashtrapati Bhawan. Known as 'First Ladies', these women have been identified by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India.

Ayesha Aziz is the youngest pilot in India and the first female pilot from Kashmir and Ruveda Salam a doctor and Kashmir’s first woman IPS officer.

Ayesha Aziz, at just 16 received her student license to fly in 2011. She flew a MIG-29 fighter jet at Russia’s Sokul airbase and Cessna 172R in January 2012. She has graduated in Aviation from the Bombay Flying Club in 2016 and received her Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL). She has flown single-engine aircraft for 200 hours during her training. She visited NASA and met former astronaut John McBride. She currently pilots single engine Cessna 152 and Cessna 172.

Ruveda Salam, the first women IPS officer from Kashmir encourages the youth of Jammu and Kashmir to join police services and imparts regular training. She outperforms the assigned duties, ensuring that development and peace prevails in the state of J&K. She has also served in Tamil Nadu as Assistant Commissioner of Police, Chennai & Coimbatore.

The list includes women who have achieved distinction in different fields across and outside the country. Some of the other women in the list are Biocon’s Managing Director - Kiran Mazumdar, Shila Dawre - India’s first autorickshaw driver and Aishwarya Rai - The first Indian actress to be a jury member at the Cannes Film Festival.

As a part of the felicitation, a lunch will also be hosted by the WCD Minister Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in which I&B Minister Smriti Zubin Irani will also felicitate these women.

DD News and Facebook have also partnered with WCD Ministry in this unique initiative. GKNN

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