GUWAHATI- Today on 13 August, 2022, a grand “Azadi Ke Amar Shaheedo ka Samman”, as well as the “Flag-in” Ceremony of the All India Motorcycle Rally of the Railway Protection Force was organized in the premises of the historical Red Fort. Minister of Communications, Electronics and IT and Railways, Ashwini Vaishnaw presided over the function as the Chief Guest and honoured family members of 6 Amar Shaheeds of the freedom struggle hailing from all parts of the Country. Minister of State, Railways Smt. Darshana Jardosh was also present at the occasion.
As part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav to celebrate 75 glorious years of Independence of our nation, the Railway Protection Force launched a 75 day long massive, public outreach programme across the nation. Leveraging its pan India reach and a strong unitary command and supervision, RPF launched a slew of initiatives in remote parts of the country to spread the message of patriotism and nationalism with an appeal to the youth to come together for nation building in the Amrit Kaal starting this year till 100th year of our freedom in 2047.
The public outreach programme started in June 2022 and concluded in the grand ceremony held at the Red Fort today, on the 13 August, 2022. A nationwide tree plantation programme was also initiated with objective to plant 7.5 lakh saplings.
Speaking on the occasion, Hon’ble Minister of Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw, honoured the family member of the freedom fighters. He also sanctioned a reward of Rs 5 lakhs for the RPF bikers and pillion riders. Smt. Darshana Jardosh, stated that India is going forward in great strides under the leadership of PM Modi.
The freedom struggle was not only the domain of the males, we had so many examples of women like Rani Lakshmibai who made the ultimate sacrifice for the independence of our country. Further, she pointed out that the women staffs of RPF have done wonders in providing protection to women passengers.
The motorcycle rally consisted of 150 RPF riders in 75 bikes from all over country. 8 riders in 4 bikes represented Northeast Frontier Railway in this rally.
The rally will boost the morale of the citizens of country and will encourage and motivate them to contribute to the collective effort towards nation building by overcoming the barriers of caste, creed, class and community. The function will also motivate RPF men and women to do their best in the service of the nation and realize their pledge of SEWA HI SANKALP.