DIMAPUR, DECEMBER 5: Commissioner and Secretary, Tourism Department, Government of Nagaland, I Kitto Zhimomi on Monday said that the State’s Tourism Department is trying to connect all 16 districts with fixed-wing aircrafts in the future, which would not only help the tourism sector but also help the villagers do trade and improve the overall economy of the State.
Speaking as guest speaker at the 1st Hornbill RC Model Competition and Aviation Airshow, held at Nagaland State Stadium, Zhimomi said that the resultant connectivity would hopefully diminish the argument of inequality and concentrated developmental activities only in Dimapur and Kohima.
Stating that aviation is a sector where there is no turning back, he asked the attendants that comprised of students, teachers and professionals from the aviation sector, to not be discouraged or mistaken by the humble beginning of the event and added that it will one day become one of Hornbill’s most sought after event.
Earlier, in the welcome address, Managing Director of East Air and Charlie Services, Ababe Ezung that the event is not only about toy planes but also an endeavour to ignite interest among the people about the sector and commented that Nagaland, owing to its terrain which is hindering its economic development, need small airports and aircrafts.
He mentioned that it is people of the State that need to come and be involved as the big companies might not and hoped to see a “Naga Airline” someday. He said that the job of a pilot is among the highest paid and the aviation sector is expanding hence there is always the need to accommodate more people as pilots, ground crews, etc.
He said that while education becomes costly, it might not be an issue as banks are ready to extend educational loans.
The schools that participated in the event were Maple Tree School, Little Star School, Livingstone Foundation Hr. Sec School, St John Higher Secondary school, and Emporium Training & Consultancy.
During the programme, Redbird Flight Training Academy, Delhi, also educated the attendants on the various aspects of the sector.
(Page News Service)