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896/2023-24 26-02-2024
Hon’ble PM to lay the foundation stone for 554 Amrit stations, dedicate/lay the foundation stone for 1500 ROBs/RUBs on 26th February 2024 Southern Railway holds competitions marking the grand event on Monday

Hon’ble PM to lay the foundation stone for 554 Amrit stations, dedicate/lay the foundation stone for 1500 ROBs/RUBs o­n 26th February 2024

Southern Railway holds competitions marking the grand event o­n Monday

Over 28000 school students participate in various competitions from across 232 schools in Southern Railway jurisdiction

Shri Narendra Modi, the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, will virtually lay the foundation stone for 554 Amrit Bharat Stations and dedicate/lay the foundation stone for 1500 Road Over Bridges/Road Under Bridges to the nation. This mega event is planned across 2000 locations throughout India.

Ceremonial functions in Southern Railway

In Southern Railway, 44 Amrit Bharat Stations will have their foundation stones laid, and 193 ROBs/RUBs will have their foundation stones laid or dedicated. As part of this grand event, Southern Railway will organize ceremonial functions at 231 locations/railway stations across the zone o­n February 26, 2024.

School Student Competitions

On the run up to this grand occasion, several educational institutions have joined the Railways' initiatives.  

Essay, Drawing, and Elocution competitions were held among students in 232 schools across the zone.

A total of 28051 school students participated, and 2082 emerged victorious. 

These competitions were held at 109 locations in Southern Railway including major railway stations in Southern Railway such as Chennai Beach, Chennai Park, Ambattur, St. Thomas Mount, Guindy, Mambalam, Mettupalayam, Coimbatore North, Erode, Morappur, Dindigul, Tuticorin, Tiruchendur, Mayiladuturai, Kumbakonam, Vriddhachalam, Chengannur, Thrissur, Guruvayur, Ottapalam, Nilambur Road and Kannur.  The students participated with great enthusiasm and showcased their skills.

The competition theme was "2047 – Vikasit Bharat aur Vikasit Railway" ("2047 – Developed India and Developed Railways''). This provided an opportunity for students, the budding youth, to express their hopes and vision for their nation and its lifeline, the Indian Railways.   Their enthusiasm, creativity, and insightful perspectives offer a glimpse into the aspirations of the next generation and serve as a valuable reminder of the importance of continued investment in infrastructure development for a brighter future.


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