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Mohsina Mirza: a motivational force

She is a woman with high ambitions of a noble cause. She is a teacher by profession but a drone pilot at heart. She holds a masters degree in innovation and management from the UK and has been showcasing her work in various coffee table books. She is Mohsina Mirza.

She hails from the city of Nawabs, Lucknow, where she introduced the concept of aviation and flying technology in schools. Now, she is organizing a first-ever science, robotic and drone piloting camp for special children (Down Syndrome and Autistic Children) under the ‘Antriksh’ programme with her venture ‘Invero Techno Robotics and Flying Club.’ In a conversation with The Responsible Indian, Mohsina speaks her heart out about her ambition, her venture, and plans.

Mohsina Mirza

What it means to be a drone pilot!

Photography is my passion, and it has been an intrinsic part of my life since childhood. When I was in the UK, I saw the drones for the first time and thought it to be a way of fulfilling my dream of taking aerial photographs.

I started making my drone with DSLR camera and taking an aerial shot of various places. As a result of this, my three coffee table books got published.

Tell us about your venture ‘Invero Techno Robotics and Flying Club’!

At Invero Techno Robotics and Flying Club, we have 10 percent theory and 90 percent practical work. I am trying to create a different school with an out-of-the-box approach.

Children at her school

We started this school two years back and are teaching children about building robots like humanoid robots, walking robots, flying robots among others. We encourage children to participate in International and National competition.

What is your motivating factor of teaching special kids?

I met a special kid, Aarav, last year who is my inspiration for organizing this camp. So, I am opening a branch of my school from May 20th, 2018 dedicated to special kids named ‘Antriksh,’ where these kids will get an opportunity to learn about science and robotics.

Mohsina with Kids

I have made customized gadgets with the help of few learning methods which will enable them to make the devices that will help them in their daily chores.

Where do you see yourself and your venture in future?

I have started this venture two years back, and the response is over-whelming from around the country. Children from schools like Doon, Mayo, Scindhia, Welhams come to Lucknow each year to attend the classes. I expect the same success for my special kid’s school. I want support from the government and the private players to help expand my venture that runs for a noble cause so that I could start my boarding school. These kids need right guidance. All they need is a proper platform at the right time.

About Asma Rafat

Asma Rafat is an Independent Journalist based in New Delhi. Previously with The Free Press Journal and Channel NewsAsia. When not thinking about stories, she is busy reading Urdu poetry, watching movies or taking photographs. Find her on Twitter @asmarafat

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