Google Doodle on Sarala Thakral: This picture is of Sarla Thakral, the first Indian woman pilot. Not only a pilot, Sarla was also a fine painter. The year was 1914, the country was under British rule and the whole world was facing the tragedy of war. At the same time, Sarla Thakral was born on 8 August in Delhi.

New Delhi: Google Doodle on Sarala Thakral

On the morning of August 8, a picture of a woman is visible on Google’s doodle. The pallu of this woman sitting in the pilot wing is shown waving fast. Who is this lady in a sari, who is flying the plane? 

Born on August 8 in Delhi 

The picture is of Sarla Thakral, the first Indian woman pilot. Not only a pilot, Sarla was also a fine painter. The year was 1914, the country was under British rule and the whole world was facing the tragedy of war. At the same time, Sarla Thakral was born on 8 August in Delhi. 

The marriage of Sarala Thakral

The marriage of Sarala Thakral took place at the age of 16, the studies continued, but at the same time, at the age of 16, according to that period, they also got married. PD Sharma, ie her husband was a commercial pilot. It is also a matter of coincidence that PD Sharma got the first Indian Air Mail Pilot’s License. Thakral had mentioned this in an interview, along with he also mentioned the protests that he had to face while flying the plane. 

Sarla says, “My husband got the first Indian Air Mail Pilot’s License. He flew between Karachi and Lahore. After I had completed my required flying hours, my instructors wanted me to fly solo, but my husband was not there. I needed the support of my family.

I wanted to get permission from him. The boys who were being trained with me never questioned me either. Only one person from the Flying Club, who was a clerk, had any objection to my flying. Otherwise, I would never have faced any opposition.”

Sarala Thakral Created Htory

1936, Sarla Thakral became the first Indian woman to fly an aircraft, breaking traditions. He had shown the feat of flying the most advanced aeroplane ‘Gypsy Moth’ of that era, single-handedly.
The special thing was that in the year 1936, she had achieved the distinction of flying an aeroplane for the first time wearing a sari. She was also the first woman in India to do so. At the same time, she was also the mother of a four-year-old daughter. Her sari became a symbol of women’s progress. 

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Sarla Thakral, who passed away in 2008, was also awarded the title of the first Indian to get an ‘A’ license after completing 1000 hours of flying. She mostly flew between Karachi and Lahore. 

Sarla Thakral, who touched many dimensions of success in her life, said goodbye to the world on 15 March 2008. Flying in the air wearing a sari was really like touching the sky. Google has paid tribute to him by making this picture a doodle. 

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