Monday, March 14, 2022

No plan to make it mandatory for airlines, airports to play Indian music: V K Singh

The Centre is not planning to make it mandatory for airlines and airports to play Indian music in their flights and terminal premises, Minister of State for Civil Aviation V K Singh said on Monday.

The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) had on December 27 asked all airlines and airports to consider playing Indian music in their flights and terminals.

The Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) had on December 23 requested Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia to promote Indian music in flights operated by Indian carriers.

During the current Parliament session, when Congress Rajya Sabha MP Ambika Soni asked "whether government proposes to make it mandatory for Indian airlines and airports to play Indian classical or light vocal and instrumental music", Singh replied in the negative in his written reply.

On December 27, the MoCA wrote a letter to all airlines and airports stating that music played by most of the airlines across the globe was in quintessential of the country to which the airline belongs, for example, Jazz in an American airline or Mozart in an Austrian airline and Arab music in an airline from the Middle East.

"But, Indian Airlines seldom play Indian music in the flight, whereas, our music has a rich heritage and culture and it has one of the many things every Indian has a reason for truly proud of it," the ministry noted.

India has a rich diversity of traditional music, it noted.

"Owing to India's vastness and diversity, Indian music encompasses numerous genres in multiple varieties and forms, which include classical music, folk, light vocal, instrumental music, etc," it mentioned.

14/03/22 PTI/Economic Times

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