GUWAHATI, Oct 20 - To mark the �International Day of Air Traffic Controller�, a tree plantation by the Air Traffic Control Officers (ATCOs) was held near the ATC complex at LGBI Airport here today.
Sanjeev Jindal, Regional Executive Director, AAI-North Eastern Region, inaugurated the programme by cutting a cake in presence of Ramesh Kumar, Airport Director, and other officials.
Addressing the enthusiastic gathering, Jindal said Air Traffic Control is one among the core works of AAI where ATCOs are working against all odds and every difficult conditions with zero tolerance against any error. That speaks of their dedication and passion for the work with punctuality and practising world class standards.
Mentioning about the challenge, Jindal said ATCOs are taking their task against the law of gravity to permit flying of aircraft. It requires a lot of time, skill and money to become an ATCO and further accomplish their duties and responsibilities, and they are also important for economics of the aviation industry. They are working under the strict built system, global guidelines with a professional approach, he said.
Applauding the tasks of the ATCOs airport, Director Ramesh Kumar said it was a great day to celebrate such an occasion with them as they work under immense stress with well-coordinated tasks.
�I�m sure that with this approach, ATCOs will be able to maintain and achieve greater heights ahead. Their tasks should be very careful, full of confidence and cooperative and coordinative in all prospects,� he added.
He said everyone here is contributing for the developing of aviation sector and to encourage them, they should also be counted and brought to recognition.
A brief presentation on day-to-day working of the ATCOs was also described during the function and a tour to ATS building was arranged for the guests present on the occasion.