Sunday, November 13, 2016

Jet Airways gives wings to 110 children’s dreams

Mumbai: With Children’s Day just a day away, a private airline organised a special joyride for almost 110 kids from three different NGOs. Children from Save the Children India, Nanhi Kali and Shelter Don Bosco NGOs were present for their “flight of fantasy.”

These children reached the domestic terminal of international airport terminal two T2 around 12.30 pm. Later they checked-in for flight 9W 9828, which took off from Mumbai airport around 3.45 pm. After an hour of flying over the Mumbai city the flight returned to Mumbai airport again. It was organised by Jet Airways.

Kalyani Agavane, a special child and a student of class five, praised the beauty of the picturesque western coast in sign language.

Another special child with hearing disability Naseer Idari (13) told this paper, “I was trying to find my house from the aircraft, but I couldn’t find it. Everything appears small from here and my house is already small.”

Saba Sarin (16) a specially-abled girl with learning disability, who is doing a beautician’s course said, “I enjoyed it. I want to travel more, and don’t want to go back.”

Father Roshan Gonsalves of Don Bosco said, “These children are seeing an aircraft from such close quarters for the first time, and so they are excited.”
13/11/16 Ashita Dadheech/Asian Age