|Shri.K.Govindaraju,Director,SEVAI-Trichy honoured Shri R.K. Kulshrestha ,G M of Southern Railway|
Shri.K.Govindaraju, Director of SEVAI honoured Shri R.K. Kulshrestha ,General Manager of Southern Railway by handing over a tree sapling on behalf of Railway Children on 24th October 2018 at SULAYALAL Hall, Southern Railway Head Quarters in Chennai on the occasion of felicitation of Railway officials of Southern Railway for their outstanding contributions for protection of children at Railway Stations of Southern Railway. Shri.D. Om Prakash Narayan, Sr.PRO of Southern Railway reports, “1020 children rescued this year by RPF efforts: southern Railway & NGO jointly felicitate staff for outstanding contribution for protection of children at Railway Stations.15 RPF Personnel and 22 Commercial Staff were felicitated jointly by Southern Railway and “RAILWAY CHILDREN”- an NGO working for street children. Shri.R.K. Kulshrestha, General Manager, Southern Railway felicitated the 15 RPF Personnel and the 22 Railway Commercial Staff in the presence of Shri P.K.Mishra, Addl General Manager, Shri Birendra Kumar, Principal Chief Security Commissioner, RPF, Shri Sanjay Tiwari, Strategic Alliance Manager, Railway Children NGO and other invitees.
Those who were awarded with medals and certificates by the General Manager were those who have personally taken initiatives and involved themselves in rendering outstanding contribution for protection of children at railway stations. The function was organised jointly by Railway Children India (RCI) and Railway Protection Force at Southern Railway headquarters today, the 24th of October, 2018. Railway Children India’ (RCI) is an NGO that works in association with Government of India and Indian Railway authorities across various zones and divisions of Indian Railways. The NGO is actively involved in bringing sustainable changes in the lives of children at risk at Railway stations and on the streets. RCI has been conducting capacity building programmes at RPF academy and Zonal Railway Training Institutes including the Multi-Disciplinary Zonal Railway Training Institute at Tiruchchirappalli.
Presently, RCI has been implementing an outreach programme on child protection at 4 Railway stations of Southern Railway viz., Tiruchirappalli, Salem, Katpadi and Villupuram. Through the programme, Southern Railway in coordination with RCI identified, rescued and rehabilitated a total of 1914 children who were in need of care and protection from June 2017 till May 2018.
This is apart from RPF initiatives over the years. In 2015, RPF have been able to rescue 574 children. In the year 2016, 615 children were rescued by RPF. In 2017, 905 children were rescued by RPF and in the current year, 1020 children have been rescued by RPF upto September 2018.
|RPF officials honoured|