The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has rolled out a selfie contest called `MyAirportSelfie’ for travelers at the newly developed terminal of Dehradun airport from February 1 to 7.
The step has been taken to enhance people’s aviation experience by incorporating trendy culture with routine flying.
Ruchi, a passenger at Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport, said, “It’s an interesting concept where you are trying to engage the visitors to join this competition. People have to click selfies and share on the number of Airports Authority of India, and then whosoever clicks an interesting one wins. So, I think it’s a good initiative that is why I have participated”.
Pradeep, another passenger at the airport, said, “It’s my first experience over here, and we found this terminal pretty good. Overall arrangements are up to the mark”.
Based on the cultural themes and heritage of the state, the Jolly Grant terminal has been developed in a manner to educate and connect with people.
Painting, murals, sculptures, and local artwork have already been encouraging passengers to capture the terminal through their lenses. The Airports Authority of India has now made it more exciting by introducing a selfie contest.
Gaurav Yadav, Duty Terminal Manager at Dehradun Airport, said, “Selfie contest is being organized by Airports Authority of India in which a passenger traveling through Dehradun Airport can take a selfie and send it on a mobile number. It is an effort to tell the passengers that air travel is very safe and secure to boost civil aviation”.
“Secondly, we are showcasing the very new and beautiful terminal building of Dehradun Airport. Thirdly, we are celebrating Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. The winner’s selfie would be displayed on all the media handles of AAI and through flight information display systems at various airports”, said Gaurav.
The flyers will be required to take a selfie at the airport terminal and send it on a WhatsApp number.
The top three selected entries will be featured on all social media handles of the Airports Authority of India.
Since it is going to be a weekly contest, the selfie with the most likes in that particular week will be awarded for the week.
Participants need to be cautious as their selfies should not constitute an infringement of copyright. AAI reserves all rights to disqualify the entry. The contest is valid for the current week.
The new Integrated-Terminal-Building at the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun was recently inaugurated.