Kalka Mail Renamed ‘Netaji Express’
New Delhi: As the nation prepares to celebrate the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, the Indian Railways has renamed the Howrah-Kalka Mail as ‘Netaji Express’ to salute one of India’s greatest freedom fighters.
Union Minister Piyush Goyal made the announcement, saying that Indian Railways is paying tribute to Netaji’s ‘parakram’ by renaming one of its oldest trains.
“Netaji’s parakram had put India on the express route of freedom and development. Netaji’s parakram had put India on the express route of freedom and development. I am thrilled to celebrate his anniversary with the introduction of Netaji Express,” Goyal tweeted.
The Narendra Modi-led government has already announced that the landmark birth anniversary of Netaji will be celebrated in a befitting manner at national and international level, starting from his birthday on January 23.
A committee comprising of eminent personalities and headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been constituted to discuss and chalk out programmes throughout the year.