A pilot from India gave back to his village by taking 22 of its senior citizens on a plane ride

WikipediaThey visited the Golden Temple.
  • A newly licensed Punjabi pilot named Vikas Jyani gave back to his village by taking its seniors on a plane ride.
  • Ranging from ages 70 to 90, the group travelled from New Delhi to Amritsar.
  • For most of the passengers, this was their first time on an aeroplane.

After he became a pilot, Vikas Jyani made sure that 22 residents from his village – ages 70 and up – got to experience the magic of flying.

Jyani comes from a small village in India called Sarangpur, in Adampur, and his father says he’s always respected his elders. According to a story from The Times of India, Jyani couldn’t wait to give back – and the passengers from Sarangpur were thrilled.

The oldest, a 90-year-old woman named Bimla, and one of the many passengers who had never flown before, said to The Times it felt like a dream, and stressed that “many people make promises to elderly but [Jyani] kept his word.”

Jyani’s father, Mahendra Jayani, went on to say that Vikas fulfilled his dream with the flight, too. “That’s the most important thing for me,” Mahendra said. “All youth should follow Vikas’ example and we should all respect our elders.”

The group visited the Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, and Wagah Border.

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