Not all of us possess the dedication to fulfil our childhood dreams of becoming a doctor or pilot but this woman from Pathankot, India, has become the live example for us.
Meet Anny Divya, 30, who has been recently appointed as the commander of Boeing 777 aircraft. She is the world's youngest woman commander of Boeing 777.
Anny said, "Since my childhood, I wanted to be a pilot. Other children used to make fun of me for this. Kids, at that time, were pushed to pursue engineering or become a doctor but not a pilot."
Born in family of an army officer, Anny's journey to the top has not been easy but she had a strong support from her parents for which she is thankful today. Hailing from a modest background, Anny's father took a loan to ensure her training. Later, she received a scholarship through hard work.
Source: Hindustan Times
After Anny's father took voluntary retirement, her family moved to Vijayawada where she completed her schooling.
"Since I grew up in Vijayawada, I could write and read English but speaking English was a major challenge that I had to overcome."
When she passed out of the school at 17, she made it to one of the premier flying schools in the country - Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi, located in Raebareli district of Uttar Pradesh.
Anny said, "The cultural change from a small town to a big city was overwhelming for me. I had difficulty adjusting and speaking English. People used to mock me for my poor English and that hurt me a lot. At times, I had even thought of going back. However, backed with my parents' support, I worked hard enough to win a scholarship."
Just after she finished her training, the flying enthusiast bagged a job with Air India and there has been no looking back since then.
It was in London that she started flying Boeing 777.
She said she has travelled to different countries.
Anny admits that her journey has taught her a lot.