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29 July : J. R. D. Tata's birth anniversary.

J. R. D. Tata"(The) Future belongs to the young. We must not only trust them with responsibility but must thrust it upon them whilst they are still young and full of energy, zest, hope and even illusions. However heart-breaking it may be to ourselves, we must make way for the new generations even when we feel we are still in our prime."- J. R. D. Tata.


Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata (b. 29 July 1904 - d. 29 November 1993) was a French-born Indian aviator and business tycoon. J. R. D. Tata was inspired early by pioneer Louis Blériot, and took to flying.


First scheduled Helicopter Mail Service in India
By Ashok Kumar Bayanwala, Ahmedabad.

First scheduled Helicopter Mail Service in IndiaThe first scheduled Helicopter Mail Service in India was introduced on 7th January 1988, in between Gangtok (Sikkim) and Bagdogra (West Bengal), without any fun fare or advertisements. That is why, the Helicopter Mail Service (HMS) of Andaman & Nicobar Islands which was introduced on 27th January 1988 with much fun fare and with special cancellation, is known as first HMS of India. Though, actually flown covers of HMS of A & N Islands of 1988, are not known, till date.

Before dealing with Helicopter Mail Service, one should know the history of helicopter service in India....


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