New Delhi: Air India Captain Zoya Agarwal was selected by the United Nations as the spokesperson for generation equality. Captain Zoya thanked the government and national carrier Air India for her achievements and talked about what the platform means for the next generation.
“I am so humbled and privileged. I have represented our country as the flag carrier of Air India or as I call it ‘dhwaj wahak’. I am just a tiny dot in the ocean.”
“It’s a day that we need to think about how we liberate our thoughts about equality. Change our mindsets on how we treat our children–our girl child or our boys especially during Covid times. It’s a platform where we can talk about having equal pay, as well as equal domestic work,” she added.
Captain Zoya started dreaming of touching the skies at a young age and now she is the Commander of Air India and flies Boeing 777 aircraft all over the world.
“We need to inspire, we need to empower our girls of today because they are the women of tomorrow. They will be the leaders, the changemakers, the pathbreakers. They will be the ones who will be breaking all the glass ceilings tomorrow. So I am trully privileged to work with the UN,” she expressed her thoughts on becoming the Generation ambassador at the UN.
In an exclusive interview with India Ahead, Zoya added that after creating history in aviation history this January and becoming the spokesperson for generation equality, she now aims for equal opportunities for female pilots in the country.
” Currently, about 12.4 per cent are Women pilots are flying planes India. I want the numbers to rise to 50 per cent. I want Indian men and women to stand shoulder to shoulder as equals,” she explained.
Captain Zoya Aggarwal is a commercial pilot and commander with Air India. She along with team Air India created history in aviation in January this year by operating the longest non-stop commercial flight by any airline to India. Now, Air India Captain Zoya Agarwal is commanding the San Francisco to Bengaluru flight.