Chandigarh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet the participants on the final day of three-day ''Rail Vikas Shivir'' organised by the Ministry of Railways in Haryana on Sunday.
According to reports, the PM wil be present personally to have a detailed interaction with the participants on the concluding day of the event and will also give away prize money to the top three teams and top 15 crowdsourced ideas.
The Prime Minister had on November 18 inaugurated the Rail Vikas Shivir at Surajkund through video conferencing.
While addressing the event, he said that this is a technology driven century, innovation is essential, and so the Railways has to be about both 'Gati' (speed) and 'Pragati' (progress).
He said that each official doing his own work is good but we also have to work together and think about how we want the Railways to be.
The Prime Minister emphasised that Indian Railways has to develop and be financially strong. He said this will benefit India and particularly those working for the Railways.
The Prime Minister said that the focus of his Government’s Rail Budgets has never been politics, and the Government has worked towards a paradigm shift in the Railways.
The century has changed and so must the systems in our Railways, the Prime Minister asserted, adding that he is confident that the team that we have can achieve this.
Recalling that his childhood was spent on rail platforms, the Prime Minister said that his link with the Railways is strong, and that is all the more reason why he wants to transform the Railways.
This was the first such brainstorming and planning activity involving all railway employees in the 163-year-long history of the Indian Railways.
More than one lakh new crowdsourced ideas for improving railways were generated and examined by various teams.
The venue at Surajkund was divided into various areas named after iconic trains services like Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto, Humsafar, Tejas, Gatimaan, Uday, Antyodaya and Jan Shatabdi.