Pune – The first train on the Indian Sub-Continent ran on 16th April 1853 between Boribunder (now Mumbai) and Tannah (now Thane). The Railway Week is celebrated every year from 10th to 16thApril to commemorate the same, culminating with Railway Week Award Function at Zonal and National level.
This year Central Railway’s Railway Week Award Function -2018 will be celebrated at Nagpur. The celebration will feature an exhibition from 10th April to 12th April 2018 and will culminate in an award function on 12th April 2018.
Shri D K Sharma, General Manager, Central Railway will give away awards to Officers and Staff for their exemplary performance and dedicated service in the award function on 12th April 2018. He will also felicitate the four Railway officers and staff who have been nominated to receive Awards at Railway Board level.
The GM will also present Overall Efficiency Shield to the Best Division and other Shields to different departments for their outstanding performance.
Shri Sunil Udasi, Chief Public Relations Officer, Central Railway said “This is the first time in the history of Central Railway that Railway Week Celebrations are being held at Nagpur and the exhibition preceding the function will help in educating a large number of people about the various facets of Indian Railways.”
The exhibition from 10th April to 12th April 2018 will be held at Nagpur station, Platform no 8 and will be inaugurated by Shri Devendra Kumar Sharma, General Manager. The exhibition will feature various stalls displaying information on themes like – Indian Railway Landmarks, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Heritage building, Central Railway & its 5 divisions, Scouts & Guides etc. It will also include an added attraction featuring static models of Locomotives, Coaches and working models of Neral-Matheran train and The Bullet Train,etc.
The exhibition will also feature contribution of railways to the inclusive growth in the country showcasing new initiatives and cutting edge technology through setting up of kiosks, display boards, stalls etc. with some add-ons to spread the spirit, ethos and progress made by Railways.
Entry to this exhibition is free.