Rashtriya Ekta Diwas : RUN FOR UNITY HELD BY NORTHERN RAILWAY
New Delhi (News4city Desk)- In commemoration of the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel and in keeping with his lofty mission of national integration and service towards the cause of the nation, Northern Railway observed Rashtriya Ekta Diwas with all divisions railway station marking special events on the occasion today.
Hon’ble Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal paid floral tributes to Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel and launched the commemorative programs on Railways this morning at New Delhi.
On the occasion, Shri Goyal led the commemorative Run for Unity, which commenced from Saloon Siding, New Delhi Railway Station, State Entry Road and passed through Connaught Circus Inner Circle. V.K. Yadav, Chairman Railway Board, Members of Railway Board, Ms. Archana Joshi, Additional General Manager, Northern Railway, S.C. Jain, Divisional Railway Manager, Delhi and senior Railway Officers also participated in the run. Members of Scouts and Guides and Railway Protection Force personnel also enthusiastically participated in the run carrying placards on the theme of national unity.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Goyal said that after Independence, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel played an important role to unite the whole country .Without his tireless efforts, we could not imagine unified Indian Railways.
Similar Run for Unity programs were also held at the five Divisions. Divisional Railway Managers of Ambala, Lucknow, Moradabad and Firozpur divisions of Northern Railway flagged off the run in their respective headquarters.