Airports Authority of India (AAI), the Ministry of Civil Aviation in the Country celebrated its 24th Annual Day on 1st April, 2019 at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi with full grandeur. The celebration kick started with Ganesh Vandana by Zenith Dance Group followed by many other wonderful performances by the group. After this, the stage was open for the Musical extravaganza by Salim Sulaiman Merchant and Band. Popular music composer duo performed their famous compositions which regaled the audience present.
On the eve of 24th Annual Day, various awards were given away to AAI Airports and Teams by Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, AAI. Four AAI airports – Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad; Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar; Chandigarh International Airport and Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar International Airport, Indore Airport were awarded Airport Service Quality Awards 2018. Customer Satisfaction Index awards were also presented to Swami Vivekananda International Airport, Raipur (1st Rank); Udaipur Airport (2nd Rank) and Trichy International Airport (3rd Rank).
Apart from this, various other awards like Chairman Excellence Award and Sports Award were also presented on the occasion. The Engineering team was awarded for development of Civil Enclave at Prayagraj Airport in record time of eleven months. GM(ATM) In-charge, Mumbai ATC & Team were also appreciated and awarded for carrying out excellent work during the recent crisis period.
Swachh Bharat Award (Clean & Safe Airport Awards) were also conferred to top two Airports each in 03 categories. Kolkata and Chennai in 1st Category; Chandigarh and Mangalore airport in 2nd Category; Vadodara and Mangalore in the 3rd Category. Recruitment Cell Team was also awarded for carrying out excellent work during recruitment.