RAWALPINDI, Aug 14 (APP): Azadi Train will resume its
country-wide journey on Monday after two-day stay here at the Rawalpindi Station.
The train will leave at 9.15 am for Gujjar Khan, the next
stop on its down-country run. The train will also stay at
Jhelum, Lalamusa, Mandi Bahuddin and Malakwal.
It had arrived at the Rawalpindi station on Saturday
midnight from Peshawar after making stops at Attock and Nowshera stations, enroute showing glimpses of the culture of four provinces along with Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, besides creating awareness among the people, especially youth, about efforts and sacrifices rendered by the forefathers for the creation of Pakistan.
Thousands of people, including families, from the twin cities
of Islamabad & Rawalpindi and suburban areas in large number visited the Azadi Train since its arrival at the Rawalpindi station.
They took keen interest in the picture galleries and floats
depicting the culture of the provinces including GB and AJK.
They appreciated the Pakistan Railways officials and artists
for decorating such a beautiful Azadi Train arousing the spirit and sentiments among the people about Pakistan.
Families, in great number, were among the visitors.
Children and grown-ups, both girls and boys, were seen taking selfies on their cell phones with the heroes of Pakistan Movement and armed forces, who had sacrificed their lives for the country’s defence.
Fayaz Khan, who was roaming in the Azadi Train coaches along with his family, said it was a beautiful gift for the nation on the occasion of Independence Day as it created awareness about the struggle for an independent country, besides armed forecs’ sacrifices.
According to Incharge Azadi Train Sajid Bashir Raja, the
rush of of people visiting the train showed their keen interest
to know about the country’s history and culture.
It may be mentioned that the Azadi Train has three different parts consisting of six floats, six galleries and six operational vehicles.
The floats display the cultural traditions of four provinces, Gilgit-Baltistan and AJK.
Two carriages are reserved for the armed forces to highlight the sacrifices of the war heroes while a coach contains pictures highlighting different aspects of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and other development projects of the government.
The other coaches are allocated for the Independence Movement of Kashmir and Ministry of Railways.