Captain Indraani Singh
Achiever's Success Story
Introducing Captain Indraani Singh - Social entrepreneur, activist and philanthropist with a pioneering spirit and unwavering commitment to positively impacting society.
Captain Indraani Singh is a torchbearer who began her aviation career in 1987 as a pilot for Indian Airlines, flying the Boeing 737. She made history in 1989 by becoming the first woman in Asia to fly the A-320, and in 1995, she became the world’s first woman commander on the Wide-bodied Airbus-300.
Beyond her achievements in aviation, Captain Singh has made a profound impact as the Founder and Managing Trustee of the non-profit organization Literacy India. Her specially curated initiatives have positively influenced the lives of over 850,000 children, youth, and women at the grassroots level through its 106 centres nationwide. Programs under Literacy India ranged from education, Vocational Studies, Organic Farming training, Recycling Waste Paper to Products, Women empowerment, Future skilling youth and Fostering a Robust learning foundation through its smart classes.
Using technology to engage children at the grassroots, Singh has been instrumental in developing the gamified holistic digital primary education software called the Gyantantra. Close to 200,000 children have gone through this program which has helped build a robust foundation for the children who are otherwise dropping out of school. The software has been implemented in many Govt Schools and by many NGOs. Among them is UNICEF -India, which took Gyantantra for Bihar, Purnea-District.
In addition to her dedication to education, Captain Indraani Singh also serves as the Founder and Managing Partner of the Social Enterprise “INDHA,” a project dedicated to empowering women.
Captain Singh’s remarkable contributions have earned her numerous accolades and recognition. She has been honoured with awards such as the Godfrey Philip special award for Bravery in a social cause and recognition in the Limca Book of Records.
Among other noteworthy recent years, recognitions are-
DMA All India Women Entrepreneurs Award 2021
Women Of Excellence Award 2021
The Delhi City Icon Award 2021 for empowering the community
High Fliers 50-Global Achievers Award 2022
Her accomplishments inspire others, and she remains grateful for the support she receives from like-minded individuals who share her vision.