SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
SER CELEBRATES WORLD HERITAGE DAY
Kolkata, 18thApril, 2023:
South Eastern Railway celebrated World Heritage Day at its Headquarters, Garden Reach today (18-04-2023). Every year 18th April is observed as World Heritage Day to spread awareness about our rich cultural diversity and importance of preserving ancient heritage. The theme for World Heritage Day 2023 is “Heritage Changes”. Sri Atulya Sinha, Additional General Manager & Chairman, Zonal Heritage Committee, South Eastern Railway was the Chief Guest on the occasion.Principal Head of the Departments, Senior officers and staff were also present during the programme. Addressing the gathering, Sri Sinha said that the Railway Heritage is an inseparable part of our National Heritage and described how Railway Time became the Indian Standard Time. Heritage activities started in Indian Railways with preservation of locomotives, he added. He mentioned about the different measures adopted by SER for preserving its glorious past.
During the programme, presentations prepared by Headquarters and four divisions on the theme “Heritage Changes” were shown to the audience. The topics of the presentations include Heritage and Climate changes, Changes in Railway Heritage, Heritage of Adra Division, Renewable Energy & Energy Conservation initiatives of South Eastern Railway etc.
Sri Pankaj Kumar Gupta, DGM (G) & Secretary Heritage committee welcomed the guests and explained the importance of preserving Railway Heritage and laid emphasis on creating awareness to maintain the legacy for the generations to come.