In a recent announcement with regards to Air India, the cabin crew was asked to say "Jai Hind" after every announcement they make. A circular issued by Air India on Monday to the crew members read, "With immediate effect, all are required to announce "Jai Hind" at the end of every announcement after a slight pause and with much fervour.” The national carrier presently has around 3500 cabin crew and over 1200 cockpit crew, and the directive comes days after Ashwani Lohani took charge as Chairman and Managing Director of Air India once again. While this news garnered various kinds of reactions from people, some of them didn't shy away from making memes and jokes about the announcement.
Here are reactions on Twitter about the Air India announcement:
This may not go down well...
"Ladies and gentlemen, we are about to crash into the sea, Jai Hind!" https://t.co/1PsOkmxxer
— Aditya Sinha (@autumnshade) March 4, 2019
How @bhumikatharoor insists I end phone calls with her...
But this is a farce.
"There's turbulence, please fasten your seatbelt, Jai Hind."
"You can select luxury items from the duty free catalog in your seat, Jai Hind."
"The lavatories will no longer be accessible, Jai Hind." https://t.co/8rKB1v2qqa
— Ishaan Tharoor (@ishaantharoor) March 4, 2019
"The use of lavatories is no longer permitted. Jai Hind" 🤔 https://t.co/NFacrUYoau
— Prasanna S (@prasanna_s) March 5, 2019
Passengers should also say Jai Hind if they want Water or anything. And say Jai Hind when food is served. Also, toilet doors should open only if someone says Jai Hind Thrice https://t.co/8flPwfxIHB
— Joy (@Joydas) March 4, 2019
Ladies and gentlemen please put on your seatbelts. *pause* JAI HIND!
Ladies and gentlemen we are now at 40,000 feet, and the temperature outside is -40. *pause* JAI HIND!! https://t.co/MhZytMVEtu
— PKR | প্রশান্ত | پرشانتو (@prasanto) March 4, 2019
Here's what former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has to say:
Little surprise that with General Elections around the corner, the josh of patriotism hasn’t even spared the skies. https://t.co/AyVvEPDU3u
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) March 5, 2019
Interestingly, Lohani had issued such a directive earlier also in 2016 during his previous tenure as Air India CMD, as per reports by ANI. Well, the memesters don't hold their horses for anyone, and they did the same with the announcement made by Air India.