“To mark the special occasion of 150 th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, AAI has taken up the responsibility to inculcate his virtue and pay tribute in every manner possible”
The philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi stands tall on two key pillars – truth and nonviolence and much other worldly wisdom have been shaping people even today. Mahatma Gandhi has been credited for being the sole designer and ambassador of simple living. Remembering the father of the nation on his 150th birth anniversary, Airports Authority of India (AAI) is using unique platforms to promote the ‘Gandhian Ideology’ by creating a highly interactive environment at airports.
AAI has made an action plan for adequate display/publicity at all AAI airports incorporating Gandhiji’s messages towards youth, development, cleanliness and universal brotherhood in association with Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, as the knowledge partner and has been propagating his ideas, values and thoughts since last one year. The two year-long activities incorporate a static display of messages/ quotes of Mahatma Gandhi through hoardings, banners, standees, danglers, drop downs etc. across all AAI airports periodically. Educating passengers about his eminence, AAI airports is also regularly displaying quotes by Mahatma Gandhi on Flight Information Display System (FIDS).Hon’ble Governor of West Bengal, H.E. Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi inaugurating Gandhi Gallery at Kolkata Airport
“AAI is diligently propagating the message of Mahatma Gandhi and will continue to enlighten people”
Recently, a dedicated Gandhi Photo/Art Gallery and Interpretation Centre on his life was inaugurated by Hon’ble Governor of West Bengal, H.E. Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata, Chennai Airport, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad and Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport, Varanasi by Former Governor of UP, Ram Naik and CM Yogi Adityanath. Installations with messages and pictures have been put at various places of significance showcasing its importance in the life of Mahatma Gandhi viz. Sabarmati Ashram (Ahmedabad Airport), Yerwada Jail (Pune Airport), Champaran (Patna Airport) etc.Gandhi Gallery at Varanasi Airport
Interestingly, AAI has also added Gandhi’s bhajans, audio messages, instrumental music as a part of the action plan by playing them through the Public Address System of airports regularly. Digital Library/kiosks consisting of books on Gandhi, including the books written by him have been made available at the top 20 AAI airports and five Regional Executive Directors’ offices. Vijayawada Airport and Tirupati International Airport also organised painting competitions on the themes related to Gandhi’s life where general public painted Gandhi on the canvas. As the celebration of Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary continues. The social media handles of AAI have been frequently posting and promoting Gandhiji’s quotes, messages, trivia and anecdotes etc. A dedicated ‘Gandhi Corner’ is also being created on AAI Corporate Website.Certificate being awarded to the winner of the drawing contest held at Vijayawada Airport
Initiated by the Government of India to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, at national and international level, AAI is diligently propagating the message of Mahatma Gandhi and will continue to lighten people about the significant role he played in the story called-India.