Kashmiri girls all set to be airhostesses

May 10th, 2009 - 9:24 pm ICT by ANI  

By Afzal Bhatt

Srinagar, May 10 (ANI): Many Kashmiri girls have opted to explore career options in aviation industry by undertaking courses in aviation sector to be airhostesses and enjoy travelling across the world.Several young girls and also boys are now joining courses to get training for flight attendants and other related jobs in the aviation sector to fulfill their dreams.First airhostess academy named ‘Viinzs’ has recently opened in Srinagar aims to provide quality education in the aviation sector to Kashmiri youth.Kashmir girls, who had earlier just dreamt of being airhostess and flying High, are now actually seeing their dreams getting fulfilled.”It’s very nice that air hostess training is being given here. Girls and boys both should forget all the fear from their heart and minds and study this course to make their life. And this was my dream to become an airhostess. I think my dream will be soon fulfilled now,” said Rizwana Akhtar, one of the girl students. Kashmiri youth also believe that the inauguration of the International Airport in February last year, would open up new opportunities for them.”An international airport has been made, which means, we are getting an opportunity. And if we are not able to get jobs here we can go outside andwork there. So I think I can fulfill my dreams by doing this course,” said Saima Jan, another girl student.Such facilities were not available in Kashmir following insurgency till recently. The academy officials now wish to impart quality education to youngsters here. “They were not in a position to get training because of the turmoil conditions since 1989. Then we decided since…. in Kashmir, progress is going on from all sides. So we decided that we will establish a very good institution here. And the students are getting training outside Kashmir; they are being trained there. Now we have established aninstitution here and we will provide them, more sophisticated training than outside,” said Manzoor Ahmad, a trainer at the airhostess academy.The setting up of the training institution for women and the response from the people marks an important milestone in Kashmir. (ANI)

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