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Indian Railways announces week long plans to celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

The Railways on Monday announced its week-long plans to celebrate ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ from July 18-23 covering 27 trains and 75 railway stations across 24 states linked to the Indian freedom struggle.

‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ is a government’s initiative to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of Indian independence.

“The Railways is planning a week-long celebration, which will be called “Azadi ki Rail Gadi” at these stations, while the trains will be decorated as they undertake their usual journeys.

The public announcement systems at these railway stations will also play patriotic songs throughout the day during this period, the official added.

While the stations will be called “Swatantrata stations”, the trains will be called “spotlight trains”, VK Tripathi, chairman and CEO of Railway Board, said.

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“As part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, the event ‘Azadi Ki Rail Gadi aur Stations’ will be held during this week called as ‘Iconic Week’ under the overall spirit of ‘Jan Bhagidari and Jan Andolan which will showcase the convergence of values and glories of the freedom struggle of the past with the aspirations and dreams of a young, new and iconic India,” Tripathi said.

Besides, four stations of the central zone- CSMT Mumbai, Pune, Satara and Nashik Road, five stations of East coast rail zone-Khurda Road, Visakhapatnam, Sakhigopal, Sambalpur, and Cuttack. Five stations of the west zone- Sabarmati, Porbandar, Navsari, Bardoli and Adas Road are also there in the list. Rail officials also informed that in five railway stations of the eastern railways, where ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ takes place- Bardhaman, Jirat, Subhasgram, Naihati and Bhagalpur.

As per the ministry, the events of this ‘Iconic Week’ celebration are focused both on the Railway Stations and Trains having historical importance. In all these 75 stations across 24 states, besides lighting up and decorations, events such as Nukkad Natak in the local language, light and sound shows, display of video films or patriotic songs, etc would be held, increasing the outreach of public participation.

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