State run airlines Biman arranged a trip for 30 underprivileged children from Dhaka to Sylhet on Saturday.
Biman’s General Manager (PR) and spokesperson Shakil Meraj said the national flag carrier had arranged the special trip for the underprivileged children as part of its social responsibility.
“This journey with Biman is not only a trip, but it is also an inspiration for the children,” said AM Mosaddique Ahmed, the CEO and Managing Director of Biman Bangladesh.
“I sincerely want that you [children] become successful and one day you will fly in the aircraft with your own money,” he said before presenting each child with new clothing after they had returned to Dhaka.
After landing the aircraft at Sylhet Osmani International Airport, Captain Nowshad Ataul Qaium spoke with the children and took pictures with his camera.
The children visited tea gardens and the Hazrat Shahjalal Mazar.
“I never thought I would ever fly in an aircraft. The Biman return trip from Dhaka to Sylhet was my dream journey,” said Md Sohel Rana, who lives at the Mirpur Government Shishu Paribar orphanage.
Another of the children, Mehedi Hasan, said the trip had changed his life goals and he now wants to become a pilot.