Northern Railways organizes OBSERVANCE OF HORRORS OF PARTITION REMEMBRANCE DAY

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By Newsdesk August 14, 2022 16:18

Northern Railways organizes OBSERVANCE OF HORRORS OF PARTITION REMEMBRANCE DAY


Ashwini Vaishnaw, Hon’ble Minister of Railways inaugurates the exhibition at New Delhi Railway station
Partition Remembrance Day Exhibitions held at 653 stations over Indian Railways
EXHIBITIONS HELD ON ALL DISTRICT STATIONS OVER THE NORTHERN RAILWAY ZONE

New Delhi, Aug 14 On 14th August 1947, the land mass of India was divided into two nations; India and Pakistan. What ensued was a horrific saga of mass human migration, man slaughter and extreme suffering. Lakhs migrated to this side of the border leaving behind their land, houses and precious belongings.

Thousands of men, women and children were massacred due to communal and religious hatred. The northern states were particularly affected by the partition. Maximum cases of plundering, looting and mass killings occurred here. The horrifically sad Day is now solemnized as Horrors of Partition Remembrance Day.

Photographic exhibitions were held at stations over Northern Railway to observe the day. All five divisions held such exhibitions on prominent stations under their jurisdiction covering all districts. The number of stations in each division are :

  • Ambala – 16 with the inaugural function held at Ambala Cantt. station,
  • Lucknow – 12 ; inaugural function held at Varanasi Jn. station.
  • Moradabad – 04 ; inaugural function at Moradabad station.
  • Delhi – 20; inaugural function at New Delhi station.
  • Firozpur – 23 ; inaugural functions at Firozpur (Punjab), Palampur Himachal (HP) and Jammu (UT of J&K)

The inaugural event in the capital was held at New Delhi railway station today. Ashwini Vaishnaw, Hon’ble Minister of Railways, Communications, Electronics and Information Technology inaugurated the exhibition at New Delhi Railway station. Smt.Darshana Vikram Jardosh, Hon’ble Minister of State, Textile and Railways, Meenakashi Lekhi, Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), V.K. Tripathi, Chairman & CEO Railway Board, Dr. B.N. Pandey, Freedom Fighter and Member of INA, Ashutosh Gangal, General Manager Northern Railway, Dimpy Garg, DRM Delhi Division, PHOD’s of NR and officers of Delhi division were also present on the occasion.
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By Newsdesk August 14, 2022 16:18