Mangaluru, Sep 29, 2017: Festivals of national/regional significance will resonate in Airports Authority of India (AAI) airports across India.
Mangaluru International Airport (MIA) laid out a 3-day dasara cultural treat for passengers using MIA starting with raag rang sugam sangeeth, following it up with sursagar fusion band flute concert, and rounding it up with vibrant tiger dance and bharathanatyam in these festive days.
Dasara is a cultural stop for visitors and passengers; MIA will celebrate with more such regional, national festival to give all concerned a flavor of the region and nation, noted V V Rao, airport director, MIA.
The festival entails a wide range of activities, which invigorates the cultural sense of visitors and passengers. The entire airport has been decked up in lights and festive decorations setting up a visual treat for all, Rao told media.
The cultural activities not just featured artists of repute, but also in-house airport talent featuring staff of airlines and other stakeholder agencies, he said. Since airports are a touch pad for travelers to interact with the region rich in culture, hosting such national festivals at the airport is the perfect way to introduce the cultural diversity to the guests, he said adding this will give visitors a a birds eye view to get exposed to the diversities.
Keeping in mind the need to enhance visual cultural experience, airport will fill up all vantage spots inside the terminal building with local art and murals. "We have received responses from 7 curators on how to go about this project and the name of one curator will be finalized soon," he said adding the work will start at the earliest. Motifs of yakshagana, kambala and other local art forms will adorn these spots on lines with similar venture at leading international airports, he said.