Rajasthan man hires helicopter to bring home newborn daughter

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Jaipur, Apr 21 (PTI) A man in a village in Rajasthan's Nagaur district hired a helicopter to bring home his newborn daughter from the house of her maternal grandparents on Wednesday.

Hanuman Prajapat's wife Chuki Devi gave birth to their daughter, Riya, on March 3 in the Nagaur district hospital. From there she went to her parents' house in Harsolav village with the baby for post-delivery care.

'We wanted to make the arrival of my daughter, my princess very special and this was the most I could have done to show how special my daughter is to me and my family,' Prajapat told PTI over phone from his native village Nimbdi Chandawata.

There is a distance of nearly 40 km between Nimbdi Chandawata and Harsolav villages. The helicopter took around 10 minutes to cover the distance.

The helicopter first took off from Nimbdi Chandawata with Hanuman and his three relatives onboard. After spending around two hours in Harsolav, Prajapat and others boarded the helicopter again with his wife and daughter to finally head home.

Prajapat said it was the idea of his father, Madanlal Kumhar, to celebrate the birth of his granddaughter wholeheartedly.

'My father is very happy with the birth of Riya and he had insisted on arranging the helicopter. He and other family members welcomed us when we landed in our village,' he said.

Prajapat, who has studied up to Class 10, said girls and boys should be treated as equals.

'It is usually seen that people do not celebrate the birth of a girl. There should be no discrimination between a girl and a boy. I will make my daughter study and fulfil all her dreams,' said the ecstatic father. PTI SDA DIV DIV