Hubballi: All-Woman Crew Train Flagged Off To Mark International Women’s Day

HUBBALLI: An all-woman crew was in charge of the Solapur-Dharwad Passenger which was flagged off from the city station on Monday.

This was part of the International Women’s Day celebrations by the South Western Railways.

The loco pilot and the assistant loco pilot, guard, ticket checking staff and RPF security personnel on duty on the Hubballi-Dharwad stretch of the journey were women.

Ajay Kumar Singh, General Manager of South Western Railways; Sujata Singh, President of SWRWWO (HQ) and others flagged off the train from platform No.1. 

Prior to the run, the GM felicitated the women employees working as Station Masters, Pointswoman, Travelling Ticket Examiners, RPF, Booking Clerks, Reservation Clerks, Carriage and Wagon Mechanic, Trackwoman, Signal Technicians, Loco Shed’s repair staff, Loco pilots, Guards were felicitated for their contribution to railway working. 

Speaking on the occasion GM A.K. Singh said that skills know no gender and time and again women have proved that they are capable of achieving any mission with aplomb.  He said that the qualities of compassion and soft skills are considered feminine and the qualities of competition and aggressiveness are considered as masculine qualities. He said that genders can’t be stereotyped based on the qualities and rather every one shall try to improve in the qualities that they are lacking to become well rounded personality.

P.K. Mishra, Additional General Manager; Roopa Srinivasan, Principal Finance Advisor; P. Ravikumar, Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer, Ramanujam, Principal Chief Safety Officer; Anil Pavithran, Principal Chief Commercial Manager; P.A. Rajashekhar, Principal Chief Signal & Telecommunication Engineer, other PHODs, Jogendra Yadvendu, Additional Divisional Railway Manager;  Christine Borgohain, Senior Divisional Personnel Officer, Meenal Gandhe, President of SWRWWO, Hubballi Division, other  members, officers and staff were present.

On the occasion of Women’s Day, Hubballi Division organized various competitions for women employees like Rangoli, Flower arrangement, indoor games like Chess, Carrom etc. 

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