School teacher's gift to his wife: a chopper flight home

School teacher's gift to his wife: a chopper flight home
Ramesh Chand Meena hired a helicopter spending Rs 3.70 lakh to fulfill his wife's dream.
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Make a wish and give it wings to fly, says an American proverb. In India, a school teacher in a remote village of Rajasthan state has put it into action.

Ramesh Chand Meena worked for long as a teacher in a government school in Saurai village of Rajastan's Alwal district. A long time ago when Meena and his wife Somoti were sitting on the terrace of their house at Malawali, they saw a helicopter flying over their head.

School teacher's gift to his wife: a chopper flight home
Ramesh Chand Meena, his wife Somoti and grand son Ajay flying home in a helicopter after retirement function.

“I wonder how much it would cost to hire such a chopper for a single day,” Somoti exclaimed. Meena instantly decided to give wings to his wife's wish though her wish was fulfilled a couple of days ago as he retired from service.

It was a pleasant afternoon at Saurai on August 30, a Friday. It was Meena's last working day. He was given a grand farewell at his school, which was attended by his wife Somoti and grandson Ajay.

School teacher's gift to his wife: a chopper flight home
The helicopter gets ready to take off from a play ground near Saurai govt school, Rajastan.

Towards the end of the function, Somoti heard a loud buzz outside the school campus. She looked out of the window to watch a helicopter landing in a playground near the school. Yes, a loving Meena had hired a helicopter spending Rs 3.70 lakh to fulfill his wife's dream.

Meena, Somoti and Ajay wore traditional costumes and cooling glasses during the much-anticipated flight. The trio covered 22 km of areal distance in an 18-minute-flight from Saurai to Malawali in the chopper.

School teacher's gift to his wife: a chopper flight home
Commenting on the experience, Meena told the media that it was the couple's first experience to fly and they enjoyed it immensely.

Commenting on the experience, Meena told the media that it was the couple's first flight and they enjoyed it immensely. Meena had taken all the required permission from the district administration and other authorities concerned. He retired after 34 years of government service as a teacher.

The couple has two sons -- one a teacher and the other a food inspector with the Food Corporation of India.

School teacher's gift to his wife: a chopper flight home
Meena, Somoti and Ajay wore traditional costumes during the much-anticipated flight.
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