Railways’ 141-year journey in Ajmer now a work of art
Fifty students over the last four days painted the journey of the railways in Ajmer on a wall of a ground in the city.jaipur Updated: Oct 27, 2017 20:24 IST
Fifty school and college students over the last four days painted the 141-year journey of the railways in Ajmer on a wall of a ground in the city, turning it into a virtual museum called the “Railway Museum on Walls”.
An initiative conceptualized by Ajmer divisional railway manager Punit Chawla and a city-based non-for-profit organization United Ajmer, the project involved city schools and colleges students to showcase the railways’ history to the people of the city.
“The Railways in Ajmer started with a rail line between Ajmer and Beawar in 1876,” said Chawla.
The Ajmer railway came under the Rajputana Malwa railways in 1889 and was merged with the Rajputana railways 1896 and then brought under the Western Railways in 1951 before finally becoming a part of North Western Railways in 2002, he said.
Kirti Sharma of United Ajmer said the project has helped in improving the appearance of the general liaison office ground wall apart from showcasing the railways journey to the people of the city.
“It is moment of pride for students who were part of the project that showcased the history of the railways through pictures to tell the people of the city about development one of Ajmer’s most important institutions,” said Sushil Kumar Paul, one of the students involved in the project.
City residents too are happy with the initiative. “It’s a great endeavor of Chawla to let the people of Ajmer know the turns and twists Ajmer railways took to reach to the present form,” said Mamta Sharma a local resident.