The College of Aeronautical Engineering, which is the lone aircraft maintenance engineering institute of northeast India, in association with Guwahati Press Club has organized a daylong media aviation awareness programme in press club on 21 April 2015. Prior to the orientation programme, prominent aviation personalities from Assam including Air Marshal (retired) PK Barbora, Air Commodore (retired) DJ Sharma and Air Marshal (retired) Anjan Gogoi were felicitated. The programme was inaugurated by Air Commodore (retired) Iqbal Hazarika lighting a holy lamp.
It may be mentioned that the awareness programme for media persons to understand the aviation sector of the country was first of its kind in India. Various resource persons, while delivering their speeches emphasized on paving ways for optimum benefits out of India’s Look East Policy (now known as Act East policy) for the region with aviation infrastructure developments.
As the northeastern region is surrounded by hills, rivers and valleys, the alienated region can opt for air connectivity. The speakers emphasized on sustainable development of aviation sector that should yield benefit to the health, tourism, trade & industry with many other avenues.
Recently the Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju Pashupati met all the heads of State governments in the region and also the companies related to the aviation sectors to discuss about the difficulties faced by the region in regards to the development of air connectivity.
The College of Aeronautical Engineering based in Borjhar (Azara), while appreciating the participant journalists in the programme, assured all possible supports to the media in understanding various aspects of civil aviation with firsthand experience in the days to come.