As part of activities organise to mark International Day of Disabled Persons, a few NGOs and True Jet airlines organised a flight for 28 disabled and poor students from Salem on Tuesday. The students had come to Chennai to attend an event at Anna University.
Eyewitnesses said some of the students even cried as taking a flight was a dream come true for several of them. "Earlier we used to ask our teachers whether we would be able to touch the plane at least once, but they had said that we could only watch planes take flight but not touch them. Now, we have travelled in it. We will not forget this day," said one of the students. A special MTC bus was arranged for the students to go to Anna University from the airport. They are scheduled to return to Salem by train later in the evening.