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Press Release No. 34006-01-2021

दक्षिण पश्चिम रेलवे/ SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY

प्रेस विज्ञप्ति/ Press Release No. 340  Dt: 06.01.20201     

Shramveer Awards Presented by SWR

Post 2nd October 2014, Swachh Bharat Mission was launched throughout length and breadth of the country as a national movement based o­n Clarion call of Hon'ble PM. The campaign aims to realise the vision of a ‘Clean India’.

“Swachch Bharat Mission” was pursued with  vigour in SWR with Officers and staff rendering “Shramdaan”,  2 hours per week towards cleanliness. Various initiatives including biweekly Shramdaan, provision of Izzat Ghars, have been taken up for improving cleanliness in the Zone.

The Railway employees take Swachch Bharat Pledge every year o­n 2nd Oct since 2014 wherein they commit that they will spend 100 hours in a year towards the cause of cleanliness.  To fulfill this pledge, the concept of biweekly Shramdaan  for two hours every week  was introduced by Shri AK Singh, General Manager , South Western Railway, so that 100 hours in a year is contributed  for the cause of cleanliness. Till Dec.2020, South Western Railway has done 200 Shramdaan sessions  and SWR employees spent    200 hours each in  cleaning in last two two years.  This has brought significant improvement in the standard of cleanliness and has enhanced awareness towards Sanitization and hygiene in Railway employees. Results of  same  can be seen in Railway offices over the Zone

Shri Ajay Kumar Singh, General Manager South Western Railway launched bi-weekly Shramdaan drive in Hubballi.  Every week two days from 5-6 pm, at different locations in Railway premises including station, Officers, colonies etc., this Shramdaan drive is undertaken by Railway staff. Participants clean the location chosen and gather cleared garbage and vegetation and strange for proper disposal. Even JCBs are used to clean and dispose the garbage. By this drive many gardens and play grounds were created in Colonies. This is also serving a platform to interact with staff about the improvements that can be taken up to brighten Colonies.  

Even the landmark Railway Museum at Hubballi also was conceptualized in o­ne such occasion. Shramdaan was finalised o­nce the location was  chosen for museum also.

To encourage and motivate the officers and staff, South Western Railway has announced Shramveer awards .Shri Ajay Kumar Singh, GM/SWR has distributed cash awards to the staff who have been actively participating in the bi-weekly Shramadaan during the previous year 2020.  The following employees were given Shramveer Awards. The awards consist of certificate and cash award of Rs.5000/- each.

1.Shri H T Prakash, ADEN/HQ

2.Shri Krishna Kumar Singh, Health Inspector

3.Shri P Ramesh, Health Inspector

4.Shri M Shree Rangaswamy, Sr.Section Engineer

5.Shri Abhik Sengupta, Sr.Section Engineer

Shri P K Mishra, AGM/SWR, Shri P Ravi Kumar, PCME/SWR, Shri Vipul Kumar, PCE/SWR, Shri Ramanujam PCSO/SWR and Shri R V N Sharma, CRSE/SWR was present during distribution of the awards.

Leading the Shramadaan movement for cleanliness o­n SWR from the front, Shri Ajay Kumar Singh/GM, exhorted officers and staff to fulfill Mahatma Gandhi Ji 's dream of a clean  India.  Shri Singh said that in view of the present Pandemic, cleanliness is of  topmost priority in Railway and all over the World.

                                                                   Chief Public Relations Officer                                                                    South Western Railway, Hubballi

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