Flying Officer Avani Chaturvedi created history when she became the first Indian woman pilot of the Indian Air Force to complete a solo flight in a MiG-21 Bison fighter aircraft on February 19, 2018. She completed the half-an-hour long solo flight in the Russian-origin jet in the skies over Jamnagar Air Base in Gujarat by breaking yet another glass ceiling and stamped her name in golden letters in one more area of women’s emancipation. She ventured boldly in an area where Indian women had not treaded before. She did not rely on any past precedents because there were none. She proved generations of naysayers wrong who had kept on parroting that women are not fit for combat let alone in a highly specialised and demanding profession of flying complex, supersonic fighter jets. She was bold, led from the front and succeeded, blazing a shining, new path for Indian womanhood.
You need to develop a similar fighting and pioneering spirit to succeed in life. We come across numerous brave and heroic individuals in the annals of history who have never given up and come out with flying colours. Sir Roger Bannister was the first man to run a mile in under four minutes. Up until he did it in 1954, most people thought the four-minute mark was impossible to break. That was, until Bannister proved everyone wrong. The fire of competition forges the character and the spirit of the brave individual and leads to success in his/her field of choice.
Competition is tough and it has been tough always. But if you are fit and also prove equally tough, you can not only survive but come up on top. The fittest will always survive. Do not be carried away by all the talk of unemployment and lack of opportunities. These are excuses for the weak, for the mild, for the shy, for the feeble ones. The fighter is not afraid of the battle. The more difficult the fight, the greater will be the victory. If you are enterprising and bold, you will find opportunities aplenty. Have you the will? Are you keen? Can you accept the challenge and join the battle? Can you fight to the end? If you are resolute and if you persist with your efforts, victory will be yours. The doors are always open to the dynamic, keen, confident, courageous youth. You need the positive attitude and forceful personality to break the myth of unemployment, make people take notice of you and find the right opening.
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