Letter submitted to rename Dumna Airport on Rani Durgawati’s name

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 24 May 2018 10:37:00


Staff Reporter

To name the Dumna Airport situated in Jabalpur to be named after the warrior queen of Gond Dynasty, Rani Durgawati, a letter in this regard was given to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan by the Bharatiya Janata Party State President and Member of Parliament Rakesh Singh at Bhopal, on Wednesday. MP Singh in his letter mentioned that not only Jabalpur but whole Mahakoshal region witness of her bravery and valor of great warrior queen and our history inspires us to preserve the remember the great deeds of Rani Durgawati for the generations to come. In this regard I have taken an initiative to name the Jabalpur Airport should be named as Rani Durgawati Airport.

It may be recalled that MP Rakesh Singh had discussed the issue with Union Aviation Minister, Jayant Sinha. On this Union Minister, Sinha informed him to send a proposal after clearning from Vidhan Sabha of Madhya Pradesh to the Ministry then the name of Airport could be changed. Hence BJP State President, MP, Rakesh Singh met Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan and demanded to bring the proposal in coming session of Vidhan Sabha. ON appeal of MP Rakesh Singh, Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan has assured that the proposal would be kept in Vidhan Sabha in coming session so that the name of Airport could be named after the Veerangana Rani Durgawati and after clearing the proposal it would sent to the Union Government for further approval.