Saturday, July 30, 2016

School children make a beeline, take selfies during static aircraft display

Jamshedpur: Despite the overcast sky and occasional drizzle, the mood was upbeat as the energy provided by this annual celebration enthused the citizens of Jamshedpur who came together to pay tribute to the doyen of Indian industry, Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhai (JRD) Tata on his 112th birth anniversary.

A visit to the Sonari Aerodrome on JRD Tata’s birth anniversary is now virtually a tradition in Jamshedpur with scores of school children making a beeline for it early in the morning.

Not withstanding the attraction of other programs held through the day, the static aircraft display and aero modeling is the major highlight for everyone.

A tribute to India’s first licensed pilot by Tata Steel’s Aviation Department included a thematic exhibition on JRD Tata’s passion for aviation and his contribution to it. Aero-modeling shows and static display of aircraft kept the school children glued to the venue. The exhibition also showcased his enduring philosophy and pioneering role as an industrialist.

JRD Tata, the man who gave wings to the nation was extremely passionate about flying and laid the foundation for civil aviation in India through the Tata Airlines, which he established in 1932. In 1948, JRD Tata launched Air India International, India’s first international airline.
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