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Spice Jet Extends Sponsorship for 15-Year-Old Tea Seller's Pilot Training

This was the first time that they flew. Spice Jet had also planned whole day program packed with surprises for him and his family.

Spice Jet Extends Sponsorship for 15-Year-Old Tea Sellers Pilot Training

Sentinel Digital Desk

New Delhi: India's most preferred air line Spice Jet on the occasion of Children Day announced to help a 15-year-old tea seller boy from Mumbai named Subhan Imtiyaz to turn his dream into reality of becoming a pilot.

The airline under its program -- Sapnon ki Udaan -- has committed to extend complete sponsorship for Subhan's pilot training course.

The airline got know about Subhan through social media where Humans of Bombay narrated his story.

Humans of Bombay took to micro-blogging site twitter and said,'' When we featured Subhan's story. @flyspicejet team got in touch with us and said, 'We're going to sponsor Subhan's pilot training!'

The team of Spice Jet got in touch with Subhan and his family and celebrated Children's Day and the airline also flew him, his mother and two sisters to Delhi, the airline said in a statement.

This was the first time that they flew. Spice Jet had also planned whole day program packed with surprises for him and his family.

Once, he finish the Pilot training program, his dream of becoming pilot will be fulfilled.

Spice Jet also presented a trainee pilot's uniform with a name badge and an airplane model to him.

Commenting on the same, the Ajay Singh, CMD, SpiceJet said that in a bid turn dreams of underprivileged children into reality, Sapnon ki Udaan program was thoughtfully formed. He also urged people to do their bit in supporting these children who don't even have the basic amenities like Subhan.

Notably, Subhan lost his father when he was just two years old.

His mother, who worked in a school lost i job during the COVID-19 pandemic and later to support her family, she started working as cook.

Due to the ill financial condition, the Subhan too had to leave the school and started selling tea to give a helping hand to his family.

At present, he studies in the morning and sells tea in the evening.

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