RPF conducts awareness programs at Doon Railway Station
Dehradun: The Railway Protection Force held many passenger awareness programmes at the Doon railway station, including facilitation of women, children and differently-abled at the station premises and trains, which will conclude on September 4, the last day of the week-long Raising Day celebrations.
Dehradun RPF inspector Anoop Sinha said, “The RPF got the status of a statutory force with enactment of RPF Act by an act of parliament on August 29, 1957 and the RPF came into being as a force. Following this, every year, August 29 is celebrated as the Raising Day and the week till September 4 as the raising day week.”
He added, “Throughout the week, we hold many awareness workshops/programs for the RPF staff and passengers at the railway station to mark the occasion. The RPF staffers were engaged in activities like anti-drug campaign at the station, blood donation, cooperation with NGOs for rehabilitation of rescued children, helpless men and women found at the station besides dissemination of friendly information to the passengers at the railway station.”
The Railway Police Force staff also participated in security seminars on issues with public-interface at the railway station, engaged in widespread publicity of 182 railway security helpline launched by the Indian Railways this year through security controls of RPF for providing round the clock security related assistance to the passengers all over the country
“The RPF staff members assisted me in catching a train, which was very helpful and they also told me about the 24/7 available security helpline number. I don’t know about the raising day week but I hope the staff keeps doing such good work throughout the year” said Anita Bisht, a differently abled woman waiting to board a train at the railway station.