“We want to train any youth who wants to fly a drone,” says Major General (Dr.) Mandip Singh, SM, VSM, President Strategic Alliances, DroneAcharya, in an Interview with Pratik Ghosh, Content Writer, ArdorComm Media Group at the ‘New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2023’ #ELSANewDelhi #ELSAGurugram
How are you feeling to witness the New Normal Education Leadership Summit and Awards in Delhi?
It’s truly amazing. In fact, I am so glad that we got an opportunity to come here. It’s something that I think the idea has come, and I’m so glad that the new education policy, which is focusing so much on skills, is being actually talked about at length in this seminar and gathering, both at the university level and at the school level. As far as we are concerned at Dronacharya, we are basically a company that is into training and services, and our view is that we must inculcate the idea of aviation and drone technology at the school level, starting from class six. So I am here to propagate this idea. You must be aware that the Prime Minister has a mission and vision that India must be the global hub of drones by 2030. So, we would like to actively contribute to that vision.
What’s the USP of Dronacharya?
Dronacharya is a training company, it’s derived from guru ‘Dronacharya’ in the Mahabharata who was the guru of the Pandavas and the Kauravas. We picked up from there, and that’s how we are into training. We want to train any youth who wants to fly a drone. Today, it’s very simple. If you want to drive a car or a scooter, you need a license. Similarly, if you want to fly a drone, you need a license. We are a qualified RPTO (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Operator), and we provide DGCA-certified training. Once you complete the course, you get a qualified DGCA certificate and a license to fly a drone for 10 years.
Any message for ArdorComm Media Group on its 2nd anniversary?
More power to ArdorComm Media! If this is the second anniversary, let’s hope that every year it only improves and gets better. Thank you so much for inviting me; it’s been a pleasure to interact with you.