India’s national air carrier Air India has painted ‘Ik Onkar’ symbol on the tail of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, reports Economic Times.
According to the report, the aircraft will fly on 31 October from Amritsar to London and will have three weekly flights on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.
Earlier on 27 October, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri made public the decision to paint ‘Ik Onkar’ symbol on the AI aircraft.
“As part of 550th Parkash Utsav celebrations of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the fundamental teaching of Sikhism ੴ 'Ek Onkar' will be painted on aircraft that will operate on the thrice weekly Air India flights between Sri Amritsar Sahib & London (Stansted) from 31 October 2019,” the minister had tweeted.
The preparations for the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak are going on in full swing with the Kartarpur corridor, connecting Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab and Gurudwara Durbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur, set to be inaugurated on 9 November by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.