AGARTALA/GUWAHATI: The International women’s Day celebrations were observed at most of the airports in the North East region. Sanjeev Jindal, Regional Executive Director (RED) along with AAI officials celebrated the occasion at Maharaja Bir Bikram (MBB) Airport, Agartala. It was marked with the participation of most of the core departments of AAI being handled by the women on the day from operations, housekeeping, Air Traffic Controls including others.
In his address to the media, Jindal, RED said that women find the environment in the Aviation sector, especially at the airports, to be safe, secure, competent and comfortable. Aviation is competing with about 60% speed of the sound but still, it is considered to be a comfortable and safest mode of communication globally. Indian women pilots are not just the pride of our nation but are among the best in the world. Most of the airlines are having women in their crew and ground staff and the occasion is special to greet and respect them on this pious day, he added.
On the occasion, Sarita, the first government officer of Tripura and Bipasha, the first ATCO from Tripura, were felicitated by Jindal and the officials at the function held at Airport.
Jindal stated that for women, climate, time and opportunity are also favorable in aviation today. Behaviors of women are found to be better and acceptable by various stakeholders and also by the passengers worldwide as travelers are very comfortable interacting with women. There are many schemes and programs for girls in aviation, especially the Airports Authority of India. The ICAO certified training center at Chandigarh offers job opportunities, he said while urging parents to promote the girl child and their education. At the same time, he asked all to be aware of the fake recruitment process. Youths are more targeted by fraud job offers particularly in the small cities, he pointed out.
Wishing all women a happy International Women’s Day, SD Barman, APD, MBB Airport, said that “They excel, achieve and promote a competitive environment in each sector. Many among them have showcased their achievements and thus laid the path for others to follow, stated a release.