'Azadi Express' to arrive on Oct 31

Published: Tuesday, October 30, 2007, 9:36 [IST]

Chandigarh, Oct 30: 'Azadi Express', a mobile exhibition train, would be arriving at the Chandigarh Railway station tomorrow.

Mounted as part of celebrations of 150 years of the Ist War of India's Independence (1857), 60 years of Independence and birth centenary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, the train would stay at the railway station till November 3.

The train exhibition, which will be open for the general public free of cost from 1000 hrs to 1900 hrs, has been organised to create awareness among people about events which constituted the bedrock of the country's freedom.

The exhibition also aims at conveying the achievements of free India in various fields and is a tribute to martyrs whose sacrifices made the countrymen of free India proud.

'Azadi Express' has three sections covering the 1857 first war of independence and events which led to it, period of freedom movement and India's progress in post-independence period.

The events have been depicted through panels, graphics, projection screen and audio system. The exhibition train comprises 12 non AC sleeper coaches depicting the exhibits.

The Azadi Express exhibition train has been conceptualized, designed and is being run jointly by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and the Ministry of Culture in coordination with Ministry of Railways.

The train was flagged off by Union HRD Minister Arjun Singh on September 28 from New Delhi. The train would journey throughout the country till May 2008 and halt at 70 stations, covering 21 states.

UNI

 

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