New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Monday underlined the vital role played by the Indian Railways in upholding the unity and integrity of the nation and said that it has connected every part of the country.
“Indian Railways is a ‘microcosm’ of the nation’s inherent unity in diversity,” Birla said, while addressing the probationary officers of the Indian Railways at the Parliament House Complex here.
Talking about the role of Parliament, the Speaker said the highest temple of democracy represents the hopes and aspirations of more than 130 crore Indians.
He exhorted the young officers to work towards ensuring that the fruits of development reach the last person in the line.
As part of their training, the probationary officers of Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers (IRSME), Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers (IRSEE) and Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS) of 2018 and 2019 batches are currently undergoing a two-day appreciation course in Parliamentary processes and procedures organised by the Parliamentary Research and Training Institute for Democracies (PRIDE), an official statement said here.
A total of 118 probationary officers attended the inaugural session, it added.