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Imphal: Women in Aviation International, Lockheed Martin India celebrate Girls in Aviation day

ANI  |  Imphal (Manipur) [India] 

in Aviation International, Chapter and Martin Corporation in association of India(AAI) celebrated Girls in Aviation Day at Airport.

With the vision to encourage girls to take up STEM subjects and explore career opportunities in related industries, the initiative is aimed at showcasing opportunities in the aviation and sectors. Martin is investing in developing the next generation of future scientists and engineers in

This initiative also aligns with the Government of India's Skills initiative.

As part of the program, in (India Chapter) invited 50 students from various schools for a tour of Airport. Visiting students were given an opportunity to explore, learn, and discover the various aspects of aviation and such as air traffic controller, dispatch, pilot, aviation maintenance technician, or

In addition, the girl students were given a tour of the ATC Tower, Airside, and AOCC and all their queries and questions were answered by the officials working in the respective departments.

"This is the third year that the WAI is cleberating 'Girls in Aviation Day' and we are delighted to host the same at This day is celebrated for the young girls to encourage them to choose aviation as a viable career oppurtunity. World over India has the maximum number of female pilots but there are many other avenues that are still unknown. With this celebration our aim is to see girls from the state of explore exciting careers available to them as engineers, air traffic controllers and dozens of other jobs within the aviation," said Radha Bhatia, President, in (India Chapter).

"We will continue our endeavour to introduce young girls to role models and educate them in a fun and supportive atmosphere. We are very fortunate to be able to with Martin India and of India for this event. Their efforts in leading youth into STEM careers are truly commendable," she added.

"The next generation of engineers, technologists, aviators and scientists will be crucial to Lockheed Martin's future and we want to do everything we can to encourage people to consider these careers. That's why we're delighted to once again with WAI (India Chapter) and to encourage girls to take an interest in STEM subjects from an early age. Our support for Girls in Aviation is part of a much larger Lockheed Martin commitment to STEM and innovation initiatives in India," said Phil Shaw, Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin India Private Limited.

Post the airport tour, the students were given a small presentation about the industry and its intricacies. Also, an impromptu quiz competition added to the delight of the students who also won small tokens as prizes. Students also received an opportunity to interact with Najma Heptulla, of Manipur, chief guest for the event and S.K. Panigrahi, Airport Director,

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 18:50 IST