Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Sikh diaspora welcomes start of London-Amritsar flight

Amritsar: The Sikh diaspora has welcomed the start of a direct London to Amritsar flight by Air India to facilitate travel to Amritsar for Guru Nanak Dev’s 550 birth anniversary celebrations.
In a joint press release, Charan Kanwal Singh Sekhon, chairman, SEVA Trust UK, and Sameep Singh Gumtala, global convener of FlyAmritsar Initiative and the overseas secretary of the Amritsar Vikas Manch (AVM), thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani for the step ahead of the historic Gurpurb.

Gumtala travelled from the US to Amritsar specially to fly on the first flight from Amritsar to London. Passengers were given a warm welcome at the London Stansted Airport by Air India.
05/11/19 Neeraj Bagga/Tribune
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