New Delhi, June 15: The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday congratulated the probationers of Railway Protection Force (RPF) for qualifying one of the most challenging competitive examinations and binding themselves to public service.
Speaking at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the President expressed satisfaction that even though RPF had acquired high qualifications from prestigious institutions they had decided to serve the people of India.
According to President, the Indian Railways is one of the largest railway networks in the world. The career which the probationers had chosen in the Railway Protection Force is not only very challenging but will also offer them immense opportunities to advance innovative means for safety and security of passengers in the immense tackle of Railways.
President Pranab Mukherjee advised RPF’s that while protecting railway property and ensuring the security of passengers, the railway officers were just not rendering a very important public utility service but also uniting and binding different parts of a diverse nation. “Railways can be termed as the lifeline of the economy. The transportation of goods, services, and passengers from one place to another is not merely in physical terms but also links the people of the country together”, he added.