Orissa: A 27-year-old woman becomes the first tribal from the state to pilot a commercial jet

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A 27-year-old woman from Orissa has become the first tribal woman from the state to pilot a commercial jet. Anupriya Madhumita Lakra hails from Malkangiri- a Maoist affected area in Orissa.

She is fulfilling her lifelong ambition of becoming a pilot as she joins the Indigo airlines. Navin Patnaik, the Chief Minister of the state congratulated her through social media, "I am happy with her achievement, she will be a role model for several girls" he said.

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