Six crore Gujaratis can be justifiably proud of her. Sunita Williams added one more feather in her cap as she set out on yet another space expedition this month.
Hina Nainani finds out how this gritty Indo-American
astronaut with Gujarati DNA has touched the lives of young Amdavadi girls and motivated them to dream big…
Nupur Ajmera, 16
Sunita Williams personifies intellect and courage. I don’t know whether I can follow in her footsteps and become an astronaut, as I wish to be Chartered Accountant. But certainly, she has inspired me to build a career that will make my parents proud.
Resha Goswami, 16
Like many other girls across the country and world, she is my role model too. Going into space like her is not my dream but I wish to be one of the top architects of the country and represent India at global events.
Anal Gohil, 15
I have no idea if I can be in the position where Sunita Williams is today. She is definitely an inspiration for all of us. I have a dream to help my country by helping poor people and teach the illiterates in turn making my country a better place to live in.
Pratiksha Kamalio, 14
She has amazing will power. When we thought of astronauts, the image was of men only but Sunita has changed that. She has made us realise that if you remain focused on your goal, no one can stop you. Sunita has encouraged me to dream big.
Kejil Patel, 16
Sunita Williams is a role model to many teenagers like me. I don’t specifically want to go to space but definitely want to do something for my country. I am considering pursuing electronic engineering.
Fatima Kothari, 14
What Sunita Williams has done and is doing, is extraordinary. She has a great zeal and a lot of potential in her. I am yet to decide on my career but in whatever choice I make, I will not let my parents and country down.
Zeel Shah, 16
She represents courageous and successful women of the new millennium. Her success is not limited to one country but appreciated globally. Taking inspiration from her I wish to become a reporter and something like her in media industry.
Jahnavi Patel, 16
Sunita has proved that nothing is impossible. She has proved that women are on a par with men. She has changed our thinking pattern. Though I want to be a company secretary I also wish to bring changes in our orthodox society.