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Prabhu petitioned to celebrate Apr 15 as National Aviation Day

Prabhu petitioned to celebrate Apr 15 as National Aviation Day

New Delhi, Sep 14 (UNI) Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Friday shot off a letter to Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu, and urged him to designate April 15 as Indian National Aviation Day.

An aviation buff himself, Mr Chandrasekhar proposed the Union Minister to consider allocating a specific day for the celebration of national aviation day.

He wrote April 15th marks the birthday of Indian Air Force Marshal Arjan Singh, DFC who was awarded the Padma Vibhushan for his distinguished service in commanding the IAF during the 1965 India-Pakistan war and in 1966 became the first IAF officer to be promoted to air chief marshal.

Also, in 2002, he became the first and only officer of the Indian Air Force to be promoted to five-star rank as Marshal of the Indian Air Force. This makes the date a popular and a suitable choice for celebrating and commemorating the heritage and success of the Indian Aviation Industry in the form of National Aviation Day.

“National Aviation Day would be India’s celebration of excellence in aviation; an occasion to recognize our air prowess and its stature in the global aviation industry. It would also be an occasion to celebrate the countless men and women who work round the clock to ensure the safety, strength, and success of the Indian Aviation Industry. It would also honor the pioneers who opened the skies as a way to connect people and move goods safely and quickly within our large nation and around the world,” the MP said.

Citing the reason for the need for celebrating the day, Mr Chandrasekhar said the National Aviation Day, if designated would offer Indians an opportunity to witness and engage with the vibrant industry as well as also encourage the youth of India to pursue careers in Indian aviation and its allied industries.

He said that the United Nations has earmarked December 7 as the International Civil Aviation Day to raise awareness of the importance of international civil aviation. Many countries like the US, Spain, Israel, Korea, Norway, Germany are few such countries that celebrate National Aviation Day to celebrate the history and development of aviation in their respective countries.

“Given the significant contributions of aviation in India, we must promote the growth, accessibility, and contributions of this sector. I, therefore, urge you to designate April 15th as Indian National Aviation Day, to celebrate the meaningful engagement of the aviation industry in India with millions of Indian Citizens and commemorate the heritage and celebrate the success of the Indian Aviation Industry,” he concluded in his letter.

Recently, the fully restored Dakota DC-3 bearing the Tail Number VP 905 and called “Parashurama” was gifted to the Indian Air Force by Mr Chandrasekhar on behalf of his father Air Commodore MK Chandrasekhar (retd) VM, VSM, on February 13, 2018. It was formally inducted into the IAF Vintage Flight on May 4, 2018 in a grand ceremony at Air Force Station Hindan.

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