International Women’s Day Observed in Patna

Women at the helm of affairs at Patna Saheb railway control room on Friday.

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Patna: Patna celebrated the International Women’s Day on Friday by organizing various events across the city including letting an all-female crew manage the railway control cabin at Patna Saheb railway station and the air control tower at Patna Airport.

Under the supervision of Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) R P Thakur, 20 women were entrusted to do various jobs including the duties of the station master, booking inspector, and other railway responsibility.

Women also assumed the role of ticket checkers in the trains and managed the entire railway station at Patna Junction from making sure workers and staff were doing their job properly and effectively.

While Sonam Kumar was made the station master for the day, Nita Gupta managed the booking inspection duties. Lovely Raj, on the other hand, checked the tickets on passenger trains leaving Patna Saheb railway station.

The Railway Police Force (RPF) at Patna Junction, meanwhile, held an awareness program to highlight issues that affect the safety and security of women while traveling on Indian trains.

Across the town, meanwhile, marches and rallies were organized by a number of schools and organizations including Prajapati Brahmakumari Ishwari Vishwavidyalaya and Women’s Auto-Rickshaw Drivers’ Association to send message about women’s empowerment in the Indian society.

A march by the women’s cell of the Jitan Ram Manjhi-led Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) turned into a minor scuffle as police tried to stop them from entering no-entry zone on Dak Bungalow Road.

No one was said to be hurt in the incident.

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