Archana Sardana skydives for BCS, Simla, India
Cottonian ‘Mom’ Archana Sardana has 2 of her sons at BCS and she jumped out of a plane in excitement when BCS turned 150 years old. Archana is a co-founder of Indian Sky Jumpers and the Sky Diver Girl website.
The vision statement of this organization is: “The lady skydivers in conjunction with their male counterparts (civilian and military) will ‘fall from the skies!’ as ‘Demonstration Skydivers’ at public / private events and propagate the cause of ‘Eye Donation’ and create mass awareness and motivation among the Indian populace to gift ‘Sight’ to its 1.5 crore (15 million) blind which sadly include 20 lakh (2 million) children and try to make their country ‘Blind Free’.”
A message from Archana Sardana:
My boys are Pranav and Ayush Sardana in class 3 and 4 respectively and both are in Curzon House. They joined the school this year only. I was to jump in the school ground but the chopper charges were too high . The Navy skydivers came and inspected the place etc. Thereafter I was to jump in Indore on 19th Sept but on reaching there on 18th night the sky diving camp got called off. I had to fly back to Mumbai and take the next flight to USA. I had to do another 70 jumps to get a “C licence” before anybody would let me jump with the flags! I did that finally, and am back in Mumbai. In the bargain I missed the celebrations at BCS, but as the motto of Curzon House goes – “Action Not Words” – we have kept ours. Infact this story which started on 4th March 2009 has to be told. I will write a small piece and you may kindly put it up on the OCA/BCS web.
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