Indian Music Will Be Heard On Flights And Airports! Aviation Ministry Asks Airline Companies To Consider Proposal  

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New Delhi, 29th December 2021: You can soon hear Indian music on an Indian flight or at the airport. In fact, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has also written a letter to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation and Airports Authority of India asking them to consider it.

The country’s Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has advised airline companies to play Indian music on flights as well as at the airport. The Civil Aviation Minister has given its advice after the memorandum was submitted by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).

In a letter to Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) chief Arun Kumar and Airports Authority of India (AAI), Usha Padhi, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, said, “The quintessential music of that country is played in most airlines across the world.
For example- Jazz in American airlines or Mozart in Austrian airlines and Arab music in Middle East airlines, but Indian music is rarely played. We have a rich heritage and culture of music which every Indian really has a reason to be proud of. The Union Aviation Ministry has received a request from ICCR to play Indian music in aircraft operating in India and also at airports. Therefore it is requested to consider doing so.”

Earlier on 23 December ICCR urged Jyotiraditya Scindia to promote Indian music on Indian Airlines. ICCR had a meeting with eminent artists and musicians of the country, in which suggestions were received regarding this.

The ICCR called Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia to its program and submitted a memorandum to him. It was said in this memorandum that if this happens in Indian Airlines, then Indian music will get a lot of strength.