Ayesha Aziz, Ruveda Salam from Kashmir make 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 on Thursday by the Ministry of Women and Child Development of Government of India.


The spokesman said two women from Kashmir to be felicitated are Ayesha Aziz, 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 prevail in the state of J&K. She has also served in Tamil Nadu as Assistant Commissioner of Police, Chennai & Coimbatore.


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