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Mini models woo Dhanbad
- Tata Steel hosts 1-day event

Dhanbad, Jan. 19: The Tata Digwadih Stadium in Dhanbad today turned into a mini airport.

Miniature aircraft models lorded over the Digwadih Stadium sky today as Tata Steel, for the first time in the coal capital’s history, organised a daylong aero-modelling exhibition. The show, which saw 10 miniature aircraft — five sports planes, three helicopters and two gliders put up for display along with an UAV — received a warm response from the Dhanbad crowd with more than a 1,000 people flocking the stadium to catch a glimpse of the flying objects.

Incidentally, Saturday was also the first time that Tata Steel had organised an aero-modelling show out of Jamshedpur.

Speaking to The Telegraph Tata Steel’s head of planning Ashutosh Panigrahi said the main aim of holding the exhibition was to make the residents, especially children, aware of the basics of aero-modelling and how modern day helicopters and aircraft functioned.

“We wanted to create an interest among students about aircraft and gliders and how they navigate through rough weather conditions or fly over tough terrain. We demonstrated the take-off and landing through these miniature machines and also showed how they stay in touch with ground controllers and airport authorities while they are in flight,” Panigrahi said.

He added that during the daylong show they also highlighted the recent advances in technology that had been adopted in the field of aviation.

The show was organised on the initiative of director general of Directorate General of Mines Safety Satish Puri, who graced the daylong event.

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