Play Indian music in flights, airports: Aviation Ministry | India News – Times of India

New Delhi: Ministry of Civil aviation On Tuesday, all airlines and airports were asked to consider playing Indian music on their flights and in the terminal complex. Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) had requested the Aviation Minister on 23 December Jyotiraditya Scindia To promote Indian music on flights operated by Indian carriers.
Therefore, the ministry wrote a letter to all airlines and airports on Monday, stating that the music played by most airlines worldwide was optimal for the country to which the airline belongs, for example, in a US airline. In Jazz or Mozart. Austrian airline and Arab music in a Middle East airline.
“But, Indian Airlines rarely plays Indian music in flight, whereas, our music has a rich heritage and culture and it is one of the many things that every Indian has a reason to be really proud of,” Ministry said.
India has a rich diversity of traditional music, it noted.
“Due to the vastness and diversity of India, Indian music encompasses many styles and forms, including classical music, folk, light vocals, instrumental music, etc.,” it noted.
The history of India spans several millennia and has developed over many landlocked sites spread across the subcontinent.
Music began as an integral part of socio-religious life in India, it noted.
The ministry said it has received a request from ICCR to play Indian music in aircraft operating in India and also at airports.
“Therefore, it is requested to kindly consider playing Indian music in aircraft operating in and at airports in India while complying with regulatory requirements,” the ministry said.
Scindia had visited the ICCR headquarters here on December 23 and met its chairman Vinay Sahasrabuddhe.
The ICCR, which works under the Ministry of External Affairs, said on Twitter that various suggestions were made during the meeting “including promoting Indian music on flights operated by Indian airlines”.
Famous artists and musicians including Malini Awasthi, Anu Malik, Kaushal S Inamdar, Shaunak Abhisheki, Manjusha Patil K, Sanjeev Abhyankar, Rita Ganguly and Wasifuddin Dagar were also present during the meeting.