Chennai: Raising Day is being observed every year on the 20 September, the day on which the Railway Protection Force was elevated as an Armed Force of the Union.
This year, RPF wing of Southern Railway celebrated the 36th Raising Day at RPF Parade Grounds, Ayanavaram.
Birendra Kumar, Principal Chief Security Commissioner of Southern Railway presided over the function and distributed awards to meritorious RPF personnel.
A colourful parade was organised by the RPF contingent. A host of events were organised throughout the zone by the Security wing. A blood donation camp was held at Railway Hospital Perambur in which RPF personnel donated blood. Tree plantation and cleanliness drives were organised at Chennai, Madurai and Tiruchchirappalli divisions.