One of India’s most popular Airline company Air India’s recent decision of making it compulsory for crew to say ‘Jai Hind’ after every announcement has started a debate online.
This advisory has been issued by Amitabh Singh, Director Operations of Air India with immediate effect. The advisory even dictated crew members to announce it with much fervor and after a slight pause.
According to Air India officials, this is a ‘reminder’ to all the staffs and crew members about the “mood of the nation”. Even in May 2016, similar stint was carried on by the carrier’s Chairman and Managing Director, Ashwani Lohani.
Air India has issued a circular to all cabin crew and cockpit crew directing them to say 'Jai Hind' after any announcement onboard. pic.twitter.com/t488kZSCzy
— ANI (@ANI) March 4, 2019
Lohani directed the cabin crews that they should always greet passengers with a “namaskar” while boarding and deplaning, as a reminder of our traditions. He requested his airlines’ staffs to be courteous and polite.
This divided netizens into two parts- in support of this decision and in against. Have a look at some of the reactions:
Natinal anthem bhi shuru karo aur sabko khada karo aur jab tak sab khade nahi hote no take off. Bewakufo ki kami iss desh mei @airindiain #jaihind #airindia #nationalanthem #hypernationalism #aviation #airlines https://t.co/fMj2fh3dT7
— Faraz® © (@beingFaraz80) March 4, 2019
The flight will be delayed a further 20 minutes to accommodate a late running MP, Jai Hind. https://t.co/TqsY4ew9Kh
— Rushab (@maximustaurean) March 5, 2019
Now all crew need to say Jai Hind instead of thank you. Airlines need to use Sanskrit Prayer before its plane takes off https://t.co/dOMpcNwemY
— Nirmal Kumar Ganguly (@NirmalGanguly) March 5, 2019
Air India crew now needs to announce "Jai Hind" on all its flights as per a new order today: pic.twitter.com/2Adtr34eTK
— Tarun Shukla (@shukla_tarun) March 4, 2019
— Dhruv jha (@Jha_dhruv1) March 5, 2019
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