The Indian Air Force (IAF) is all set to organise an ‘Air Show’ in Cuttack at the Khannagar Park near the river bed of Kathajodi river on December 23 , 2016 in the memory of the birth centenary of legendry odia leader late Biju Patnaik.
The show will be of 40-minute long air show & will showcase the mighty prowes of Surya Kiran, Saranga and Akash Ganga Aerobatics team units of IAF to pay respect to Patnaik who was one of the best pilots of his time.
The district administration has made elaborate arrangements for smooth conduct of the air show. The administration, which has arranged sitting facilities for 5,000 people, has also taken step for making live commentary.
Collector Nirmal Chandra Mishra has directed forest officials to take necessary steps to keep birds away from the venue.
“The administration has banned sale of fish and meat in Khannagar and its nearby areas for three days prior to the event those will woo birds,” Mishra informed.
While the electricity departmental officials have been asked to provide uninterrupted power supply to the venue, the Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) has been asked to keep ambulance and health officials ready at the spot.
Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Sports and Youth Service Department, Vishal Kumar Dev, Police Commissioner YB Khurania, DCP Sanjeev Arora and top officials of Cuttack district administration including Collector Nirmal Mishra visited the air show venue on Sunday to inspect and supervise arrangements.