Airports Authority of India celebrates 71st Independence Day Anniversary

| Updated: Aug 15, 2017 21:47 IST

New Delhi [India], Aug.15 (ANI): The Airports Authority of India celebrated India's 71st Independence Day anniversary with great joy and enthusiasm on Tuesday. The event started with the flag hoisting ceremony and was soon followed by cultural programs in which students of Kendriya Vidyalaya gave mesmerizing performances on themes of patriotism. AAI Chairman Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra addressed the members. He said working, excellence and dedication contribute to the country's growth. Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, Airports Authority of India, said, "The aviation industry and India have been developing at a very rapid pace in the last 70 years, but if you look at the last five years, the growth has been tremendous and it is still growing at a very healthy rate. So far, the rural area and the Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities were largely left out of the aviation network, but with the new civil aviation policy particularly the regional connectivity scheme, the focus will be on making the common man fly through the regional connectivity scheme, the 'Udaan Scheme'. The AAI even started a new website which would help the stake holders getting information about the business opportunities, services, tender, resources and medical facilities. Dr.Mohapatra"further said, "The requirements have increased, so we made a better and more functional website. This will help our people and stakeholders to get proper information about the Airport Authority of India." At the event, a tree plantation drive was organized where all the dignitaries planted a tree sapling. Rakesh Kalra, Regional Executive Director (Northern Region), AAI, said, Today at the end of the event, we had a tree plantation drive also and we were honored by our chairman for planting a tree in this beautiful complex. This is a new ATC Control tower cum technical block which will be operationalized in the days to come. The Chairman Dr. Mohapatra even took inspection of the Aviation Training Academy which is set to open soon."(ANI)

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