AAI distributes masks for free to needy in Guwahati
Amid Corona crisis in the country, Airports Authority of India (North East region) is distributing masks for free to needy people in Guwahati
April 17, 2020
Airports Authority of India (AAI) at the North East region is ensuring that no one is entering a public place without wearing masks. With this initiative, the women welfare wing of AAI "Kalyaanmayee" has made about 5,000 masks and are ready to be distributed at a different airport in the region. The target is to provide 25,000 home-made masks to the needy people which are mainly made from unused house old cloth, uniforms.
On April 16 AAI's (NER) Regional Executive Director Sanjeev Jindal distributed about 2,000 masks at the AAI residential colony of Guwahati Airport in presence of Kalyanmayee members and AAI officials.
While distributing it free to the people he urged that no individual should enter airport premises without wearing a mask and even at the residential colony and other places of our Airports. To ensure the sanitisation and promote personal hygiene, we are distributing masks for free to our employees, police personnel, media, staffs, security guards, garbage collector, vendors, drivers, house-keeping staff and other stakeholders, said Jindal.
‘As there is a shortage of masks in the market and are not readily available, AAI has come forward to distribute two nos. of free masks in India's fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19). These are soft, washable and hygienic masks and can be re-used again and again. These masks have been stitched by the AAI female employees, wives of our staffs and self-helped groups. This way we are providing livelihood to the SHG and maintaining full cleanliness procedure in stitching the masks. Similar activities have been also carried out at Jorhat, Agartala, Dibrugarh Airports in NER now, which will further be practised at other stations also.' informed Jindal.
Airport Director Ramesh Kumar, AAI officials, Kalyanmayee members, employees union representatives, engineering guild, ATC guild and members of other establishments were also present on the occasion and distributed masks to the employees working during essential services at LGBI Airport, Guwahati and to the poor people around the colony.
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