Added on : 2022-05-01 14:21:46
Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has conceptualized and developed airport beautification project ‘The Gir’ gallery outside domestic terminal of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International (SVPI) Airport at Ahmedabad. ‘The Gir’ is a miniature replica of the Sasan Gir, the only habitat of the rare Asiatic Lions in the world. The Gir was first developed by RIL in the departure area of SVPI in 2018. It has been relocated and redeveloped outside departure area at SVPI so that not only the passengers but the people coming to receive the passengers can also be benefitted. The project is a part of RIL’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The redeveloped project was inaugurated on Gujarat Day by Shri Parimal Nathwani, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) and Director of Corporate Affairs at RIL, on May 1, 2022 in august presence of Shri Jeet Adani, Director, Adani Airport Holding and Shri Hemant Desai, President, Corporate Affairs, Reliance Industries Limited.
RIL has always been in the forefront when it comes to giving back to the society. The project has been developed in around 8000 square feet area. The beautification project includes placing 60 life-size models of different kinds of animals and birds found in the Gir forest including famous Asiatic Lions, Leopard, Black Buck, Spotted Dears, Python, Eagle, etc. The famous Gir forest is covered mainly with dry brown grass, therefore, in the replica at the airport also artificial brown grass is used to create impression of the original forest area.
It should be mentioned that in the past also RIL has made significant contribution for beautification of the Airport. The Gir at Airport will add meaningful beauty to the place, as well as engage and entertain the passengers.