GUWAHATI, April 21 � The College of Aeronautical Engineering, which is the lone aircraft maintenance engineering institute of Northeast India, in association with Guwahati Press Club (GPC) organised a daylong media aviation awareness programme in the GPC premises today.
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 by lighting the ceremonial lamp.
It may be mentioned that the awareness programme for media-persons was to understand the aviation sector of the country, said a statement.
Various resource persons, while delivering their speeches emphasised on paving ways for optimum benefits out of India�s Look East Policy (now known as Act East Policy), with aviation infras-tructure developments.
It was stressed that as the north-eastern region is surrounded by hills, rivers and valleys, the alienated region can opt for air connectivity.
The speakers emphasised on sustainable development of aviation sector that should yield benefit to the health, tourism, trade and industry with many other avenues.
�Recently the Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju met all the heads of State governments in the region and also the companies related to the aviation sector to discuss about the difficulties faced by the region in regard to the development of air connectivity,� added the statement.
The College of Aeronautical Engineering based in Borjhar (Azara), while appreciating the participant journalists in the programme, assured all possible support to the media in understanding various aspects of civil aviation with first-hand experience in the days to come.