New Delhi/Guwahati: The Independence Day 2020 was celebrated at all the North Eastern Airports on August 15 by hoisting the Tri-colour at different stations. Despite the Corona crisis, the arrangements were in place maintaining physical distancing, use of masks and other protocols, the fervour and patriotism for the national day celebrations was seen all over. Airport Directors and station In-charges hoisted the National flag and were given guard of honour.
At the LGBI Airport Guwahati, AAI's Regional Executive Director (officiating) JT Radhskrishna hoisted the national flag in presence of Airport Director (Guwahati) Ramesh Kumar CISF Commandant LM Thakur and senior officials of AAI.
Addressing the staffs, Radhakrishna said that it has been a great pride for all of us at North East Region and especially at Guwahati that aviation sector has seen great growth and success. There has not been any single major security incidence, any lapses or breach here and we have successfully operated the airport services catering to over millions of passengers.
He also lauded the efforts of AAI employees and CISF personnel’s duty in tackling the corona crisis at the Airports. He said, the working culture has changed and we have also adopted several new methodologies to live in this difficult situation, but the it will remain very secure. We have to be more vigil and strengthen our country promoting the feeling of oneness and brotherhood. Reminding the word of Prime Minister, Radhakrishna said that, Aatmanirbhar Bharat is the need and dream of new India and we must practice it in our daily life. Later he also paid tributes to the freedom fighters on this auspicious day.
Airport Director (LGBI Airport, Guwahati) Ramesh Kumar remembered all the Corona warriors on the Day and saluted their efforts in making airport operations a smooth affair. Paying tribute to the freedom fighters he said, India has seen difficult times and we have won, this corona crisis is also a tough challenge for all of us and we in mid between the global pandemic. But challenges are ahead which we will overcome soon. Describing the corona crisis at the Airport, he said that people were frightened to travel by air amid the lock-down, our airports were almost closed for two months but we made SOPs, ample arrangements and adopted precautionary measure along with the guidelines and Global practices which helped all our stakeholders to re-start the commercial air travel in the country.
Although, Guwahati is catering to limited numbers of flights during this tough situation due to certain restrictions, but airlines are willing to fly more flights from here, said Ramesh Kumar.
At an average Guwahati is catering to over 2000 passengers per day. He also lauded the efforts of state government officials in making the arrangements at the Airport for all arriving passengers. Role of house-keeping staffs were also applauded by all present on the occasion.
Commendation certificates were honoured to several AAI employees and contractual staffs by the chief guests on the occasion. This recognition were given for their relentless efforts and dedicated service to the organisation.
Officials from CISF, Airlines, security in-charges and members of recognised unions were also present on the Independence Day celebrations.
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