Southern Railway celebrated 70th Republic Day with fanfare today (26.01.2019) at the Railway Stadium, Perambur, Chennai. Shri R.K.Kulshrestha, General Manager, Southern Railway unfurled the National Flag in the presence of Shri Birendra Kumar, Principal Chief Security Commissioner, Principal Heads of Departments, other officers and staff of Southern Railway and accepted the Guard of Honour by the RPF contingents. A colourful cultural event followed.
While addressing the gathering, General Manager recalled the great sacrifices by Martyrs who had laid down their lives in India’s quest for freedom. He expressed that the celebrations will evoke patriotic fervour in minds of the youth and children .He motivated the staff to rededicate themselves to the nation’s progress by contributing effectively to nation building. The General Manager also highlighted the achievements of the zone during the current year in his keynote address.
70th Republic Day was celebrated all over Southern Railway with patriotic fervour. A large number of staff and their families enthusiastically participated in the events.
. Republic Day celebrations at other Railway Offices in Chennai
Shri Naveen Gulati, Divisional Railway Manager, Chennai Division unfurled the National Flag at RPF Parade Grounds, Aynavaram, Chennai.
Shri L.Sudhakar Rao, Chief Administrative Officer (In charge) / Construction / Chennai Egmore unfurled the National Flag at the office of CAO/Construction, Chennai Egmore.
Shri K. Nagendra Prasad, Chief Project Director, Railway Electrification, Chennai Egmore unfurled the National Flag at Railway Electrification Office, Chennai Egmore.
Shri.K.Kannan, Chairman, Railway Claims Tribunal unfurled the National Flag at RCT, Chetput.
Republic Day celebrations of the Perambur Workshops were jointly celebrated by Loco Works, Carriage Works and Electrical Works/Perambur at Loco Works/Perambur.
P.S.: Performance Highlights of Southern Railway for 2018 (upto December) is enclosed please.