She holds an engineering degree from a Bhubaneswar based college.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated Anupriya and wished her good luck for the future. In his congratulatory tweet for her, he wrote that she is an epitome of perseverance and determination. “I am happy to learn about the success of Anupriya Lakra. The success achieved by her through dedicated efforts and perseverance is an example for many,” Mr Patnaik tweeted, wishing Anupriya more achievements as an able pilot.
Anupriya always dreamt of becoming a pilot for which she left her engineering studies in the middle and joined an aviation academy in Bhubaneswar in the year 2012.
Daughter of Mariniyas Lakra, a Havildar in OdishaPolice and Jamaj Yashmin Lakra, a homemaker, Anupriya completed her matriculation from a convent in Malkangiri and higher secondary from a school in Semiliguda.
“It is a big achievement for somebody from a backward district like Malkangiri. Her success has come after seven years of hard work,” said her father.