The tableau of the Ministry of Civil Aviation showcases Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) – UDAN and the rich dividends it has been producing.
Ministry of Civil Aviation
- A first, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has showcased their tableau during the Republic Day parade and it provides a sneak-peek into India’s growth in the aviation industry. The key focus is the Regional Connectivity Scheme – UDAN or Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik. The tableau of the Ministry of Civil Aviation showcases Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) – UDAN and the rich dividends it has been yielding.
In the aircraft-shaped tableau, the front part showcases women pilots showing women’s power in India’s aviation, as India tops in women commercial pilots, globally. The rear portion of the tableau shows the symbol of Buddhism and the motto of UDAN- Sab Uden, Sab Juden.
The middle piece showcases the Buddha circuit, featuring, Buddha Statue at Gaya where he attained Enlightenment, DhamekhStupa, Sarnath where he delivered his first sermon (Dharmachakra Parivartan), and the Mahaparinirvana Stupa, Kushinagar where he attained Mahaparinirvana.
- Both sides of the middle portion of the tableau depict the Palm Yoga Mudra of Buddha in the center and world heritage sites of India situated in other regions of the country, two each on either side of the Palm Yoga Mudra.
Republic Day parade
Ahead of the parade, talking to reporters, Usha Padhee, Joint Secretary of Ministry of Civil Aviation told, “For the first time Civil Aviation is offering the tableau at the Republic Day parade. The tableau shows the importance of air connectivity via the regional connectivity scheme specifically UDAN– Ude Desh ka aam nagarik, where the affordability and air connectivity have been established.”
She further told that the major focus of the tableau is on the Buddhist circuit and Dekho Apna Desh. “We are concentrating on Buddhist circuit and Dekho Apna Desh, where we are displaying heritage and world heritage monuments in the country which are connected through airports where people can go and see great memorials,” told Padhee.
What is the aspiration of the people?
Padhee further told that the major aim is to connect with the people and to their aspirations. “Everything is near the people. What is the aspiration of the people? People have to be connected. Our appeal is to confirm that people are connected and their aspirations are fulfilled.
Through UDAN they can meet each other, possibilities are rising, the focus on trade and tourism is increasing. This is improving the quality of life. Under UDAN we were given air connectivity and the air connectivity enhances through the progress of the infrastructure. This means both infrastructure and connectivity,” she said.
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Conceptualized by the Ministry and implemented by the Airports Authority of India, the UDAN scheme has the objective of enhancing regional connectivity in an economically sustainable and reasonable manner. Launched in 2016, it aims to improve aviation infrastructure and air connectivity in level II and III cities fulfilling the aspirations of the common people.
The first UDAN flight was flagged-off in 2017 at Shimla by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Today, 403 UDAN routes connect 65 underserved/unserved airports, including heliports and water aerodromes, and over 80 lakh people have benefited from it.
UDAN scheme has immensely benefitted several sectors pan-India including the Hilly States, North-Eastern region and Islands.
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