Railway Week is celebrated all over the Indian Railway network from 10th to 16th of April every year. The celebrations are held in commemoration of the first train run on Indian soil on 16th April, 1853 from Bori Bunder to Thane.
64th Railway Week Celebrations of Southern Railway is being held all over its jurisdiction from 10th till 16th April. As a part of the same, the main Zonal Railway Week celebrations of Southern Railway was conducted at Rajah Annamalai Mandram, Esplanade, Chennai today,12th April, 2019.
Shri Rahul Jain, General Manager, Southern Railway was the Chief Guest of the function and distributed Shields to various Divisions / Departments / Workshops and Awards to officers and staff for their meritorious performance.
The General Manager’s Inter Divisional overall Efficiency Shield was bagged by Salem Division. Palakkad and Chennai Divisions jointly bagged Runners up Shield.
36 Efficiency Shields for outstanding performance in different areas of railway working were awarded to different Divisions/Workshops/Units.
155 officers and staff were honoured with ‘Individual Awards’ .14 Group Awards were also given covering 157 staff.
Shri P.K. Mishra, Additional General Manager, Southern Railway , Smt. Sunitha Vedantham, Principal Chief Personnel Officer, other Principal Head of Departments, Divisional Railway Managers, Officers and Staff of Southern Railway participated in the function.
A cultural programme, comprising classical dances and music was conducted by staff and their wards on the occasion.