The Railway Ministry has selected Chamarajanagar Railway Station, which comes under the South Western Railways, for benefiting communities in and around railway stations enhancing the quality of the life and economic well-being of the local populace.
The initiative will help in creating community goodwill and reinforce a positive and socially responsible image of Indian Railways. In this regard, stations had to be selected where Railways' contribution in social welfare can have maximum impact without affecting regular traffic.
Beneficiaries' need assessment has been carried out by engaging the staff and welfare inspector for 15 days. Based on the assessment, career guidance, bridging digital divide, sanitation and wellness activities have been carried out at the Chamarajanagar Railway Station on Tuesday.
Aparna Garg, Divisional Railway Manager, South Western Railway, Mysuru, was present during the programme. Wifi has been enabled at the railway station. Around 300 children from Government Polytechnic, Chayadevi Industrial Training Institute and Government High School, Chamarajanagar, participated in the programme and were benefitted by the activities.
A health checkup camp was also conducted by the doctors of Railway Hospital, Mysuru.
A similar exercise will be conducted every six months under the social initiatives programme of Indian Railways.