SWR Mysuru Division celebrates Gandhi Jayanthi
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SWR Mysuru Division celebrates Gandhi Jayanthi

October 2, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: Rahul Agarwal, Divisional Railway Manager, South Western Railway (SWR), Mysuru Division, today paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 152nd birth anniversary in a simple function at Gandhi Vana near Railway Sports Grounds here. 

Speaking on the occasion, Agarwal said that in recent years, the Ministry of Railways has been pushing to give a boost to the Government’s cleanliness mission Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in many ways. From introducing innovative sanitation in trains to green train corridors and making the tracks zero discharge free zone, the Railways were leaving no stones unturned when it came to Swachhta. 

Keeping the mission of Swachh Rail-Swachh Bharat in mind, SWR Mysuru Division observed a special cleanliness fortnight drive Swachhta Pakhwada across its entire network from Sept.16 to Oct.2. Each day of the Pakhwada was given a special swachh theme such as clean food, clean water, clean residential colonies, clean stations, clean toilets, clean workplace and cleanliness dialogue with the public. The start of the drive was with the theme of Swachh Awareness, in which Railway staff pledged to keep these clean and swachh, and different activities were held across the Division to raise awareness about cleanliness, said the DRM. 

Later in the day, the DRM administered the Cleanliness Pledge to Officers and staff at Mysuru Railway Station. The housekeeping staff at the Station were felicitated for their dedicated work and cloth bags were distributed to rail passengers to reduce single-use plastics. 

Prizes were given away to the winners of online essay competition on Swachh Bharat. 

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A. Devasahayam, Budatti Srinivasalu, Additional Divisional Railway Manager I & II, Senior Officers and staff participated in Shramdan at Mysuru Railway Station, according to a press release from Dr. Manjunath Kanamadi, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager and PRO.

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