NFIR requests 2nd May as “Comemorable Day” to those Railwaymen lost their lives on duty
The Secretary (E),
Sub: Calendar Day to commemorate those Railwaymen lost their lives on duty-reg.
NFIR brings to the notice of Railway Board that on an average two Railwaymen/Women (approximately) get killed in the course of performing legitimate duties. Inspite of such risks, the Rail Workforce continues to perform their duties with devotion and dedication while their loyalty to the Indian Railways is unquestionable.
However, a feeling of disappointment looming large among cross section of Railway employees that required honour is not bestowed to those Railway Staff who lost their lives in the course of performing duties. In order to commemorate and pay tributes to all those Railwaymen/Women who lost their lives while performing duties it would be appropriate that a Calendar Day in a year be earmarked as a “comemorable day” to remember their role and pay tributes for their yeomen service to the IR. This would not only generate greater pride among the families of late Railwaymen/Women but also motivate the Rail Workforce to get involved for improving the efficiency levels further.
NFIR, therefore, suggests to the Railway Board to consider the above proposal and earmark a day for the purpose of commemorating those who laid down their lives for Railways. Federation is also of the view that the 2nd May of each year be considered as “Comemorable Day” for the purpose of paying tributes to the departed Railwaymen/Women who laid down their lives for the cause of Railways.
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)