-The Exhibition has also been set up at Secunderabad and Kacheguda Railway Stations as part of Partition Horrors Remembrance Day
Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister declared that the 14th of August will be remembered annually as “Partition Horrors Remembrance Day” to commemorate the struggles and sacrifices of people during the partition of India in 1947. As part of the same, South Central Railway is observing the ‘Partition Horrors Remembrance Day’ today i.e., 14th August, 2023 across all the six divisions of the zone. The theme of exhibition was the story of Partition of India, which despite being full of agony and suffering, also highlights the beginning of a new life for millions of Indians who defied the horrors, epitomizing resilience and courage in the face of adversity.
Keeping in mind its significance, special photo exhibitions have been set up at 40 Railway stations on SCR to sensitize and educate the travelling public about the pain and sufferings of Indians during the partition. The stations include: Secunderabad, Kazipet, Khammam, Begumpet, Warangal, Kacheugda, Miryalaguda, Nalgonda, Nizamabad in Telangana; Rajahmundry, Nellore, Vijayawada, Kavali, Tuni, Anakapalle, Kakinada Town, Eluru, Tenali, ongole, Gudur, Bhimavaram Town, Machilipatnam, Bapatla, Tirupati, Renigunta, Gooty, Guntakal, Guntur, Nallapadu, Nandyal, Narasaraopet, Markapur Road, Giddalur, Repalle, Nadikudi, Kurnool City in Andhra Pradesh; Nanded, Aurangabad and Jalna in Maharashtra; Raichur in Karnataka.
Shri Bhartesh Kumar Jain, Divisional Railway Manager, Secunderabad Division opened the ‘Horrors of Partition’ photo exhibition today on Platform No. 10 of Secunderabad Railway station in the presence of Railway officials and public. Shri Lokesh Vishnoi, Divisional Railway Manager, Hyderabad Division initiated the digital exhibition through the display wall on Partition Horrors at Platform No. 01 of Kacheguda Railway station.
The Partition Horrors Remembrance Day is being observed to honor the victims of the largest displacement of human population in the last century. It aims to remind Indians about the need to remove social divisions, disharmony and to further strengthen the spirit of oneness, social harmony and human empowerment.
Shri Arun Kumar Jain, General Manager, South Central Railway stated that the Partition Horrors Remembrance Day helps to shed light on the agony of millions of people who were the sufferers of partition. The Photo Exhibitions have been organized as a reminder to the people about the pain and resilience of countless individuals and families affected by the partition, he said. The General Manager stated that the sacrifices of our ancestors have inspired unity and brought an era of harmony and prosperity.