Ministry of Railways
Railway Minister urges railway employees to join hands for substantial expansion & modernisation of Indian Railways
The 56th annual railway awards function 2011 concludes today
The 56th Annual Railway Awards function 2011 was held here today i.e. 21st November 2011. The Union Railway Minister, Shri Dinesh Trivedi was the Chief Guest at the function while the Ministers of State Shri K. H. Muniyappa and Shri Bharatsinh Solanki were present as Guests of Honour. Chairman, Railway Board Shri Vinay Mittal, all Board Members, General Managers of Zonal Railways & Production Units and other senior officials of the Ministry of Railway were among those present on the occasion.
In his address, Shri Trivedi said that in this recession period which has affected developed countries of Europe and America adversely, the whole world is looking towards India which has maintained an 8 per cent economic growth. He said that India has emerged as engine of growth for the whole world and Indian Railways in turn is undoubtedly engine of growth for India as it is the nation’s lifeline and the mainstay of country’s transport infrastructure. Shri Trivedi said that Indian Railways is now ‘Hindustan ki Pehchaan’ and one cannot think of India without Indian Railways.