Meet Laxmi Joshi, woman pilot who flew to China as a part of Vande Bharat Mission
Woman Pilot Laxmi Joshi volunteered to fly abroad to rescue the stranded IndiansAuthor : Samriti Bharadwaj
Laxmi Joshi was among one of the pilots who volunteered for the Vande Bharat Mission started in May 2020. The mission was started to move out the stranded Indians in abroad due to covid.
It was Joshi's childhood dream to become a pilot. She was only eight-year-old when she first sat in an airplane. As she grew up she worked hard to achieve her dream.
Joshi revealed in an interview that her father took a loan for her training. After the two years of hardship, Joshi got her pilot license. She revealed that her father is one of her biggest cheerleaders.
During the pandemic, when the Vande Bharat mission started whose main motto was to rescue the Indians trapped in abroad, Joshi volunteered to participate in the mission. She convinced her parents to let her be the part of the mission.
Her first rescue flight was to Shanghai in China. China was the main hotspot of covid. The rescue team wore hazmat suits during the procedure. After getting all the passengers back to India, the passengers gave standing ovation to the crew.
Joshi flew three rescue flights a month. The pandemic enters in its third stage but the Vande Bharat mission is still active. The Ministry of Civil Aviation said that the mission has flown 47,839 flights till now. Joshi is receiving appreciations from the people of the country for her bravery and courage. People are sending her blessings on social media.