BD female pilots become paragons for Congolese women

Dhaka, Monday   17 June 2019

UN releases video featuring 2 Bangladeshi female pilots

BD female pilots become paragons for Congolese women

 News Desk  daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 06:59 PM, 17 June 2019  

Screenshot from YouTube

Screenshot from YouTube

The Bangladesh female pilots become the paragons or role model for the women of the sub-Saharan country Congo.

Recently, the United Nations (UN) has released a special video featuring two Bangladesh female pilots- Flight Lieutenants Nayma Haque and Tamanna-E-Lutfi- brought much pride for Bangladesh through serving in UN peacekeeping mission as helicopter pilots in the sub-Saharan country Congo. 

They strive to be role models for local women and girls while overcoming dangerous challenges in the region, according to the United Nations.

In the video, Tamanna was saying, “I don’t describe myself as a female, I’m a peacekeeper. I’m just a helicopter pilot because the machine doesn’t understand who is flying - a male or female.” 

Tamanna and Nayma are Bangladeshi’s first female military pilots, serving in the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO).

"We’re a sort of inspiration for the local women. So, when they see us, they’ve the inspiration…the young girls have the inspiration that they should have an education. They should fight for their rights. They should work hard to achieve something because it’s possible," said Flight Lieutenant Nayma.

As a helicopter pilot, she said they carry out different sort of missions and described their jobs they are performing day to day.
 
“We two were selected as the first two female military pilots in 2014 and that was the moment we were very excited because earlier we did not have these kinds of opportunities for females,” Tamanna said adding, “We felt very proud that yes, women are going forward.”

They find it as a noble job to help others and help the people of DRC and mentioned that to establish women in this new profession is a challenge for them to show their potentiality. 

Special video about two Bangladeshi female pilots released by UN: 

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