As part of the Nation-wide campaign jointly initiated by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Indian Olympics Association (IOA), Waltair Division of East Coast Railway joined in the “Cheer4India” campaign launched for supporting the Indian Athletes who have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics, 2021.
The campaign aims at encouraging and boosting the morale of the sports persons of our country who are participating in the Olympics. The motto of the campaign is to create awareness among the general public o¬n the importance of fitness and sports apart from professionalism.
Indian Railways plays very important role in sports promotion. Large contingents of sports persons from Indian Railways have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics-21. In this connection, Waltair Division has set up selfie points at Sports complex, station and at divisional office. Divisional Railway Manager Shri Chetan Kumar Shrivastava along with ADRM (infra) Shri Akshay Saxena, Sports Officer & Sr.DEN (Co) Shri Pradeep Yadav, Branch officers and eminent sports persons took photographs at the selfie point provided at Railway Indoor Sports Enclave (RISE) to encourage the athletes participating in 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
DRM Shri Chetan Kumar Shrivastava conveyed best wished to all the sports persons representing Indian Railways at the Tokyo Olympics. He appealed all Rail users, staff and their families to participate in the Cheer4India campaign to show support and encourage sportspersons of Indian Railways as well as the Country. He said that the campaign will certainly create sports awareness among people and encourage them to be fit and healthy.