NRI with Gujarat roots to monitor Australia’s sky

It is one of the overlooked and unheard town of Aravalli’s Modasa taluka. In any case, Tachukada Pahadpur has abruptly come in spotlight. This dull town of north Gujarat is wearing a merry care for a young having establishes in this town has become watchman of the sky in Australia.

Local people are commending advancement of 21-year-old Indo-Australian Vraj Patel as a military pilot in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), the elevated fighting part of the Australian Defense Forces.

Vraj is child of Vimal Patel, a material science and maths instructor, who moved to Australia twenty years back.

“My grandson had scored 97% marks in class 12 and went on to join Royal Australian Air Force,” a thrilled Natu Patel, a biology lab assistant at Sarvodaya school of Pahadpur village in Modasa taluka, told TOI.

“My son and his family are settled in Australia for the past 19 years. We are all proud that my grandson is now a distinguished fighter pilot,” said Patel, whose PhD holder child filled in as an educator at Vallabh Vidyanagar-based Sardar Patel University prior to moving to Australia.

Kin state his persistent effort paid off

Subsequent to scoring 97 % in class 12, Vraj Patel had joined the ground foundation officials preparing school in Australia.

“It was his hard work and dedication that was noticed by his higher ups. After he got selected in RAAF, Vraj continued working hard and just yesterday got appointed as pilot officer of fighter aircraft,” said another close relative of the family.

Since the information on Vraj’s advancement has spread in this distant town, the townspeople are trading desserts while salutary messages are continually pouring in the Patel family.