MUMBAI: In his first ‘Mann ki Baat’ speech of 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasised on women empowerment and highlighted the unique role of all-women staff at Matunga suburban station.
He also lauded the achievement of Surekha Yadav, the first passenger train driver from Central Railway.
Said a CR chief spokesperson Sunil Udasi from Mumbai headquarters: “The PM’s Mann ki baat speech was a Republic Day special on women empowerment. He said that women were advancing in many fields, emerging as leaders. Today there are many sectors where our Nari Shakti is playing a pioneering role, and are establishing milestones is what he pointed out in his speech.”
PM Modi also mentioned that a few days ago President Ram Nath Kovind met women achievers, who distinguished themselves in various fields. Surekha Yadav, of Central Railway the first passenger train driver in India was also amongst them.
He further mentioned that Matunga railway station on Central Railway was unique for the fact that it is an all-women station where all leading officials there are women. In all departments whether it is commercial, RPF, ticket checking, announcing, point person, etc.
There are more than 40 women working in Mumbai’s Matunga railway station of Central Railway, the PM mentioned in his speech.
Source : timesofindia
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