Let me begin by congratulating the team at Vadodara for once again bringing in the laurels for the academy by having a Best Performer for September 2012 in India in IATA GDS fares & Ticketing.

It also gives me immense pleasure to have received the “Certificate of Excellence “ from the Indian Achievers Podium for Bird Academy being the best academy of travel & tourism. My highly qualified IATA faculty with their hard work and dedication keep the Bird Academy flag flying high. Kudos!

I would like to use this opportunity to acknowledge all our graduating students. Tomorrow you will be the beginning of one of the most memorable & exciting part of your lives in the travel trade. I hope you embrace growth and excellence, may you go forth and do wonderful things. On this positive note I’d like to wish all our readers a very Happy 2013!

Wishing you continued success in your endeavours


With my Best Wishes,
Radha Bhatia
Chairperson, Bird Group



IATA Convocation at iSkate

Bird Academy organized a Certificate Award Ceremony on 18th July, 2012 at iSkate in Gurgaon for its students who successfully completed the IATA Certified Courses, namely IATA GDS Fares and Ticketing, IATA/UFTAA Foundation and IATA/UFTAA Consultant. The students of Diploma in Aviation and Travel Industry and Certificate Course in Travel & Tourism were also invited for the Convocation and presented with their course completion certificates.

Mr. P.S Nair CEO Corporate, Airport Sector. GMR Group was the Chief Guest for the occasion. Mr. Nair having over 37 years of rich experience in the airport sector,appreciated the creditable work done by Bird Academy in the field of Vocational Education. Congratulating the students he advised them to be always sincere in their work and have faith. He also mentioned that although there were huge challenges facing the aviation industry in terms of deficit of skilled people he reassured the students that things will improve .Citing the example of Korea and Singapore airports he hoped that one day India will soon follow.

Mr. Gurjit Gill Regional Training Business Development Manager – IATA and Ms. Kumkum Bhatia - CEO, Gitanjali Travels were the other guests to grace the occasion. Congratulating Bird Academy for the best results Mr Gill commended Mrs. Radha Bhatia for regularly investing in training the faculty giving them the opportunity to maintain the highest standards of training.

Mrs. Bhatia congratulated the students on their success. In an open discussion with the students she shared her experiences of being an entrepreneur in the travel industry. Training being close to her heart Mrs Bhatia gave valuable suggestions for further development of the students.All students expressed their experiences with Bird Academy and appreciated the performance ,hard work and dedication of the faculty members.



IATA Convocation at L-40

Bird Academy organized an IATA Certificate Award Ceremony on 24th August, 2012 for its students who successfully completed the IATA Certified Courses, namely IATA GDS Fares and Ticketing, IATA/UFTAA Foundation and IATA/UFTAA Consultant.

Dr. Sanat Kaul, IAS (Retd),Chairman of the International Foundation for Aviation and Development (IFFAAD) India and a former Representative of India to ICAO, was invited to be the Chief Guest on the occasion. Dr. Kaul shared his experiences of Aviation and spoke to the students on the growth prospects in the travel tourism sector especially Space Tourism.


Awareness Camp at College of Vocational Studies (CVS)

As part of its marketing initiatives Bird Academy participated in the Travel and Tourism awareness camp at the College of Vocational Studies – Sheikh Sarai. The aim of this camp was to make students aware of the Travel and Tourism Industry by giving them career counseling. More than 500 eager students walked in at the stall for gathering knowledge on the subject and avail of the counseling session.





Bird Academy imparting trainings for Safi Airlines at Kabul

Bird Academy recently conducted Passenger handling & Soft skills training for SAFI AIRWAYS on 05th & 06th Oct, 2012 at Kabul, Afghanistan .The training emphasized on the significance of using corrective measures to handle different passengers along with the right skill set. The trainings was appreciated ,reinforcing the fact that the training provided by the Academy is outstanding and at par with the best institutions in the world.





News from Vadodara ATC


It was once again a proud moment for Bird Academy when for the fourth consecutive time one of the students from Vadodara- ATC Mr. Hamza Abbasali Bohra -, has been recognized by IATA as a “Best Performer for September 2012 in India” for IATA GDS Fares & Ticketing.


Immense Pleasure for Bird Academy

Adding another feather in our cap "Indian Achievers Podium", a wing of BPPL, awarded Bird Academy the “Certificate of Excellence” for being the best academy for travel & tourism at a glittering function recently. This award upholds a record of our constant improving teaching methods and standards.


Bird Academy attended Times of India Conference – Education Next


The Times of India recently organized an Education Conference “Education Next” on 20th August, 2012 at Le Meridian, New Delhi. Leading education institutions participated in this event. The conference was inaugurated by Mr. Kapil Sibal - Union Minister, MoHRD. The aim of this conference was to open the dialogue for future prospects in imparting education at various levels. The main focus for the conference was to make India – The Education Superpower.

 

 

Train the Trainer

IATA “Train the Trainer” training was conducted for trainers from Bird Academy from 27th August to 31st August 2012. The training was conducted by Mr. Amirsh Punwasi, IATA Training & Development Institute (ITDI), Singapore at the IATA headquarters in Gurgaon.

The IATA Instructional Training Technique course taught the trainers to use the best practices from across the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Africa and UK of sharing knowledge and experience. “IATA Train the Trainer” certificates were awarded to the particpants namely Dr. T.V. Narayanan, Ms. Nitika Parashar, Ms. Sana Mudeer & Mr. Arvind Prabhakar..

 


Bird Academy Participates in Career Fair

Les Transformations – a pioneer in providing developmental learning services to the student community in the country, organized Career Fairs at St. Mark’s School Janakpuri, New Delhi. Ms. Nitika Parashar – Senior Manager Training was invited on behalf of Bird Academy to give a presentation on career awareness in the Travel and Tourism industry and enlighten the students of the multiple job opportunities available in industry .A free counseling session was conducted for the X and XII class students to apprise them about the different prospects available in Travel and Tourism Industry.


Celebrating the Festival of Lights

A Diwali party was organized on 09th November 2012 by Bird Group at Vasant Kunj. This is the first time Bird Academy not only participated in the annual event but also won the award for the Best Stall. Playing cards is considered auspicious during Diwali. It is believed that Goddess Laxmi – the goddess of wealth ensures her goodwill on the players. Keeping this tradition in mind Bird Academy put up a stall “Do Patti” wherein the players had to match their cards with a pair. Gifts of small Diyas and Ganesha were given to the winners.



Other stalls with games and other fun-filled activities regaled the spectators. Old Delhi chaat papdi, dahi bhalla, pao bhaji, golgapas etc.pulled the crowd near the food stalls for a mouthwatering treat.


From the Editor’s Desk
 

Did you know that an eagle knows when a storm is approaching long before it breaks? The eagle will fly to some high spot and wait for the winds to come. When the storm hits, it sets its wings so that the wind will pick it up and lift it above the storm. While the storm rages below, the eagle is soaring above it.

The eagle does not escape the storm. It simply uses the storm to lift it higher. It rises on the winds that bring the storm.
When the storms of life come upon us - and all of us will experience them - we can rise above them by setting our minds and our belief toward God. The storms do not have to overcome us. We can allow God's power to lift us above them.


God enables us to ride the winds of the storm that bring sickness, tragedy, failure and disappointment in our lives. We can soar above the storm.
Remember, it is not the burdens of life that weigh us down, it is how we handle them.

Warm Regards
Sana Mudeer
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