SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY
Press Release No. 183 Dt. 08.12.2018
SENIOR CIVIL DEFENCE INSPECTOR OF SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY AWARDED WITH PRESIDENT'S MEDAL
Shri Vivekanand Vasudev Marathe, Senior Civil Defence Inspector of South Western Railway is awarded with President’s Civil Defence Medalfor his distinguished service in civil defence. Shri Rajnath Singh, Hon’ble Minister of Home Affairs, Govt. of India, presented the medal to Shri Marathe at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi on 06th December, 2018 on the occasion of Raising Day celebration of Civil Defence &Home Guards.
Civil Defence organization in railways trains the employees who have volunteered to provide immediate assistance while handling with emergencies/ calamities and imparts them necessary skills for the same. These Volunteers are trained in protective, control and restorative measures. Volunteers so trained can minimize the adverse effects of calamities on men and materials. Their skills will come in handy to maintain the running of trains and restoring normalcy in such situations.
Shri Marathe, joined civil defence in November, 1998 as a volunteer in Railway during his service and from August 2012 he is working as Senior Civil Defence Inspector/HQ. Earlier Mr. Marathe got President’s Civil Defence Medal in January, 2013 for his meritorious service.
Chief Public Relations Officer