16.08.2022: 76th Independence Daywere celebrated with great enthusiasm at Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala today. on this occasion, Mr. Ashesh Agarwal, General Manager, RCF, unfurled the National Flag and inspected the parade contingents ofRailway Protection Force, St. John's Ambulance Brigade, school children and teams of Scouts and Guides.
While congratulatingpeopleoncompletion of 75 years of independence of the country, General Manager Shri Ashesh Agarwal said that we are all very fortunate that we are citizens of a great country like India. He said that this national festival which is a very special occasion because of the 75th anniversary year of independence and on this auspicious day,remember those bravehearts and patriots whose heroics have made us citizens of independent India today. Shri Aggarwal said that RCF has organized various programs to celebrate Amrit Mahotsav of Azadi, in which RCF employees and their family members have participatedwith great enthusiasm. He also praised them for making the Har Ghar Tiranga Abhiyan a success.
Highlighting the achievements of RCF, Shri Agrawal said that RCF had an all-time record production of 1862 coaches during the financial year 2021-22 which is 24% more as compared to its production of 1500 coaches in the previous financial year 2020-21.He said that RCF has presented the modern and convenient travel to the railway passengers by manufacturing the newly designed AC three tier economy class coaches. Apart from this,RCF manufactured high speed parcel vans which are now a big help in the parcel business. Shri Agrawal said that RCF has many important targets this year viz. manufacturing ofVande Bharat train sets and many new designs like Narrow Gauge Panoramic Coach for Kalka Shimla Section, Cargo Liner, General Sitting AC Coach etc. in this financial year.
An impressive culture program was also presented at the end of the event. on this occasion, an exhibition depicting the journey of RCF from its inception till present was also showcased in the Heritage Park of RCF which was highly appreciated.
On the occasion of Independence Day, the administrative office of RCF, lake complex, various squares, colony gates were decorated with colorful lights giving a mesmerizing view at night.