From Chair­man’s Desk /

Airports India - - NEWS - Dr. Gu­ruprasad Mo­ha­p­a­tra, Chair­man, AAI

Dear Read­ers,

Our great na­tion re­cently cel­e­brated its 70th In­de­pen­dence Day. On 15th Au­gust 1947 our first Prime Min­is­ter, Pt. Jawa­har­lal Nehru, had un­furled the Na­tional Flag and keep­ing with this tra­di­tion, our Hon’ble Prime Min­is­ter, Shri Naren­dra Modi ad­dressed the na­tion from Lal Qila and paid tributes to all the great free­dom fight­ers, who fought for the in­de­pen­dence of In­dia. We, at the Air­ports Author­ity of In­dia, joined the coun­try­wide cel­e­bra­tions with great en­thu­si­asm.

Come Septem­ber, our fes­ti­val sea­son starts. Start­ing with Ganesh Chaturthi, this eleven days fes­ti­val is cel­e­brated all over the coun­try. This will be fol­lowed by Onam, which is a tra­di­tional ten days har­vest fes­ti­val. The spec­tac­u­lar Aran­mula Boat Race forms part of the Onam cel­e­bra­tions. Septem­ber will also mark the be­gin­ning of Ram Lila, a dra­matic folk re-en­act­ment of the life of Lord Rama, through­out the coun­try. The month also sees the un­veil­ing of cul­tural ex­trav­a­ganza dur­ing the Ladakh fes­ti­val in Leh & Ladakh re­gion.

I take this op­por­tu­nity to wish all our read­ers a great fes­ti­val sea­son and hope that they will be able to visit var­i­ous parts of the coun­try and en­joy our rich and di­verse cul­tural her­itage. And yes, do en­joy our hos­pi­tal­ity while trav­el­ling through the AAI air­ports, as we care and are there for you.

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