The ministry of civil aviation on Tuesday asked all airlines and airports to consider playing Indian music in their flights and terminal premises. The Indian Council of Cultural Relations had on December 23 requested aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia to promote Indian music in flights operated by Indian carriers.
The ministry wrote a letter to all airlines and airports on Monday stating that music played by most of the airlines across the globe was in quintessential of the country to which the airline belongs, for example, Jazz in an American airline or Mozart in an Austrian airline and Arab music in an airline from the Middle East.
“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 ministry noted. India has a rich diversity of traditional music, it noted.
“Owing to India’s vastness and diversity, Indian music encompasses numerous genres in multiple varieties and forms, which include classical music, folk, light vocal, instrumental music, etc,” it mentioned.