Kathmandu,7 Dec 2014: Pilots Gyan Prakash Rai and Pramod Kumar Lama have been honoured with the ‘Captain Prabhu Sharan Pathak Award’ today on the occasion of International Civil Aviation Day.
The award carries a purse of Rs 25,000 each.
The award was conferred on Rai and Lama for their long experience in this sector. Rai has three decades experience of flying different types of aircraft while Lama has an experience of 25 years of flying helicopter.
The award was established by the Captain Prabhusharan Pathak Memorial Fund.
Presenting the award at a programme, Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Sureshman Shrestha, said works would be forwarded through the medium of Public Private Partnership for the upgrading of airports and infrastructure development.
The ministry is always positive to resolve problems seen in the civil aviation sector, he said and pointed out the need of support of all for the same.
Similarly, Joint-Secretary at the Ministry, Suresh Acharya, Director General at the Civil Aviation Authority, Ratishchandralal Suman, Captain Rameshwor Thapa, among others stressed on the need of upholding the image of the country in international arena.
Likewise, aeronautical engineer Prabha Sharma and pilot Sangam Karki shed light about the importance of air service.
The International Civil Aviation Day is celebrated on December 7 every year.