Ranchi : The Jharkhand government has decided to provide air hostess training to 25 tribal and Dalit girls of the state, an official said Wednesday.
The decision to train the girls was inspired by the positive response to an earlier programme that trained tribal boys as pilots. The state government had sponsored 25 tribal boys who were trained as pilots and most of them have now been placed professionally.
"The welfare department has decided to select 25 girls belonging to tribal and Dalit communities in the state. These girls will be provided air hostess training and the state government will bear the cost," an official of the welfare department said.
"We will soon come out with advertisement in newspapers inviting applications from the interested tribal and Dalits girls.
"The minimum qualification for eligibility is completion of Class 12. The girls will be selected on the basis of a written and physical examination," he said.
After selecting the girls, the welfare department will invite applications from institutes willing to train the girls.
Initially, 25 girls will be chosen and later the number could be increased depending on the response of the first batch.