New Delhi, October 2: To pay tribute to the father of the nation, National Carrier Air India has painted Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi or Mahatma Gandhi's image on an Airbus A320 aircraft. The 11 ft x 4.9 ft image is depicted on the tail of the plane. The flight will take off from Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport at around 1 pm. Gandhi Jayanti 2019: The Torchbearer of Swachh Bharat Mission; Here Are Seven Quotes by Mahatma Gandhi on Cleanliness and Sanitation.
On reaching Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, the Airbus A320 will continue its scheduled departures. Speaking to Hindustan Times, Air India spokesperson said that Mahatma Gandhi's image will be permanent in the aircraft. When Mahatma Gandhi Turned 'Half-Naked Fakir' in Tamil Nadu.
Air India Paints Mahatma Gandhi’s Picture on Airbus A320
Air India pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi by painting his portrait on the tail of an Airbus A320 aircraft at Indira Gandhi International Airport(Delhi) #GandhiJayanti #GandhiAt150 pic.twitter.com/JCEGeL4KPP
— ANI (@ANI) October 2, 2019
The Indian Railways is also celebrating Gandhiji's 150th birth anniversary by painting its diesel locomotives with Gandhi's photo on the backdrop of the national flag. In total, 22 locomotives have been painted.
Known for his role in the Indian Freedom Struggle, Gandhiji was a torchbearer of cleanliness. The CISF (The Central Industrial Security Force) that provides security at airports and other important locations, held a clean up drive in Mumbai's popular Juhu beach under government's swacch Bharat initiative.