Bhubaneswar, March 8: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) on Tuesday celebrated International Women’s Day 2022 at Railway Auditorium in association with East Coast Railway Women’s Welfare Organization.
To mark this occasion, a seminar on “Gender Equality Today for Sustainable Tomorrow” been organised where eminent personalities presented their views on the above subject.
Gracing the occasion, Principal Chief Signal & Telecom Engineer S. Manga V. praised the outstanding women employees who brought laurels not only for Railways but also for the country.
She also said that, “Our women Loco Pilots, Assistant Loco Pilots, Guards, Trackmen including women employees from Signal & Telecom and Railway Protection Force (RPF) working hard for safety and security for our valuable passengers. The women employees at other places in ECoR are also working hard to bring this railway to the apex level.”
Addressing to the Women Employees of East Coast Railway Dr. Mamata Dash from Astitwa (NGO), who has graced the occasion as Chief Speaker on the occasion said that Women are the pace of Progress! Women empowerment leads Nations to grow and Civilizations to progress. She also praised the indomitable spirit of every woman and womanhood.
Joining as the Guest of Honour, Dr. Arundhati Senapati, Senior Consultant of Railway Central Hospital also spoke on the occasion and praised womanhood and dedication of women Railway employees for their outstanding services at the time of COVID-19 Pandemic period.
Total 27 women employees were also felicitated for their outstanding performance, dedication to duty and meritorious service and also worked hard during COVID-19 lockdown. Fun events & quiz were also organized to mark the occasion. Cultural events on Women Empowerment were also performed by the women employees of Railways.
Tushar Kanti Mandal, Principal Chief Personnel Officer of East Coast Railway co-ordinated the programme. International Women’s Day also organised at all the three Divisional Headquarters at Khurda Road, Waltair & Sambalpur.