New Delhi : The Central Railways zone is paying tribute to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi by painting his picture on diesel locomotives, to celebrate his 150th birth anniversary. The work, to paint the picture in the backdrop of the national flag, started around two months ago.
Fifteen locomotives running on the Mumbai-Pune and Mumbai-Konkan route have been painted with the picture of Mahatma Gandhi till date. Work of painting seven more diesel locomotives is in progress.
Shri Chintan Donde, the master craftsman and painter at the diesel loco shed in Kalyan is leading a team in painting the locomotives. He said, “ Mahatma Gandhiji or Bapu is the Father of the Nation who gave us the concept of Swachhata and “Ahimsa”. Through these paintings, We, on behalf of Central Railway, have paid tribute to the Mahatma.”
Various programmes and events around the country will be held to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary.