22 January 2020
Bhubaneswar: 44 special got to relish their first flight experience today when they boarded a flight of Alliance Air at Bhubaneswar Airport. The flight flew over Bhubaneswar air space for duration of 40 minutes before making a landing.
The dream of these little kids was fulfilled by Alliance Air in collaboration with the State Department of Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (SSEPD).
As per the official communiqué, 44 children, including 21 girls and 23 boys along with 21 escorts boarded the flight of Alliance Air at Bhubaneswar Airport on the said date. Ollywood stars Akash DasNayak and Sabyasachi Mishra were present to cheer the kids.
This special flight is expected to give them the opportunity to experience the joy of flying and increase their aspirations. Prior to boarding the flight, there was be a celebration at the Airport adding on to the excitement of the children followed by a special performance by the children themselves.
The children are from Bhubaneswar and Baripada and are of age group between 9 years and 18 years. It is worthwhile to mention that Alliance Air had earlier taken underprivileged women for a special flight but it’s the first time for special children.