ECoR Flags Off ‘Iconic Week Of Azadi Ki Rail Gadi Aur Station’ From Khurda Road In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: East Coast Railway (ECoR) is celebrating ‘Iconic Week Of Azadi Ki Rail Gadi Aur Station’ from July 18 to 23 under the aegis of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. ECoR General Manager Sharad Kumar Srivastav inaugurated the week-long programme at Khurda Road railway station on Monday evening.

Srivastav also inaugurated an exhibition showcasing the history of the Khurda area and Paika activities, freedom struggle, etc. To mark this occasion, a nukkad natak was performed by the volunteers of Bharat Scouts and Guides of Khurda Road Railway Division.

‘Iconic Week of Azadi Ki Rail Gadi aur Station’ is a part of the nationwide celebrations being held by all the Railway Zones & Divisions. Accordingly, Ministry of Railways has identified 75 railway stations associated with India’s freedom struggle for the event.

Five stations have been nominated in ECoR jurisdiction — Khurda Road, Cuttack, Sakhigopal, Sambalpur and Visakhapatnam.

On the concluding day, the family members of freedom fighters will be invited to share their story.

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