World Heritage Day is celebrated globally on 18th April every year to create awareness about past cultures, artifacts and monuments among communities. This year the theme is ‘Heritage for Generations’, emphasizing on inter-generational transfer of knowledge.
Indian Railways are the proud owner of 04 UNESCO World Heritage Sites viz. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Kalka Shimla Railway and Chattrapati Shivaji Majaraj Terminus (CSMT), Mumbai. These World Heritage Sites are celebrating World Heritage Day today by undertaking various activities to foster fruitful dialogue between generations.
National Rail Museum, New Delhi has chalked out an elaborate programme to celebrate World Heritage Day. The focus shall be to foster dialogue and interaction between generations. For this, children, students and senior citizens are being given free entry to the museum today so that the older as well as the newer generation can have an interaction together.
There were three story telling sessions by Nivesh India where Yash Pal Gupta, retired Member, Railway Board shared his reminiscences about revival of century old Morris Fire Engine which is a star attraction of Delhi’s vintage car rally. NRM also organized three film shows on Railway heritage .
Inaugurated on February 1, 1977, National Rail Museum, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, is a prime cultural destination of Delhi NCR area. NRM has an interesting collection of history and heritage including more than 100 real size exhibits display the glory of the bygone era in the museum. NRM is also planning to keep its door open till 9 p.m. during weekends (Friday to Sunday) from first week of May 2018. The measure is being taken to promote night tourism in the country.