Konkan Railway to Remember its Heroes on 14TH OCTOBER

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By Sarkaritel October 10, 2014 14:38

Konkan Railway to Remember its Heroes on 14TH OCTOBER


Mumbai, Oct 10 : Konkan Railway passes through the most difficult terrain and has overcome many challenges of Nature right from its construction phase. The railway line could be successfully constructed due to sheer grit and perseverance of all those involved with it. However, as is said, success comes at a price – many men and women, including labourers and Konkan Railway personnel, lost their lives during the construction of the railway line and some on duty during the operations phase.

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To salute the courage and priceless contribution of these brave men and women, Konkan Railway observes 14th October every year as Remembrance Day. Konkan Railway has constructed a ‘Shram Shakti Smarak’ in front of Ratnagiri Station in the memory of these heroes. The Smarak is made of black granite with the names of all these persons etched on it. A book titled “Smruti Pushp”, containing names of these brave persons and details of how they lost their lives, has also been published by Konkan Railway.

This year too, Konkan Railway will observe Remembrance Day on 14th October, and a wreath will be placed at the Smarak by Shri Bhanu Prakash Tayal,  Chairman & Managing Director of Konkan Railway, followed by observance of a two minute silence. The RPF contingent will pay Shraddhanjali through Shok Shastra and carry out Shahid-Divas parade.

Sarkaritel
By Sarkaritel October 10, 2014 14:38