Civil Aviation Ministry has asked all airlines and airports to consider playing Indian music on their flights and terminal premises. The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) had on 23 December requested Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia to promote Indian music in flights operated by Indian.

After reiewing about the facts, ministry on Monday wrote a letter to all airlines and airports, saying the music played by most airlines across the world was "best for the country" to which the airline belongs.

Ministry states in a official notification "But, Indian airlines seldom play Indian music in the flight, whereas, our music has a rich heritage and culture and it has one of the many things every Indian has a reason for truly proud of it,"

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.


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