Today, Shri Sanjay Chander, Director General of the Railway Protection Force, unveiled the newly constructed National Martyr’s Memorial and National Museum for Railway Security at Jagjivan RPF Academy in Lucknow. This memorial and museum serve as a tribute to the brave railway personnel who sacrificed their lives while ensuring the safety and security of the railways.
More About National Martyr’s Memorial
The newly unveiled National Martyr’s Memorial at Jagjivan RPF Academy in Lucknow covers an area of 4800 square meters and pays tribute to 1014 martyred RPF personnel from 1957 till date.
- It stands as a solemn reminder of their sacrifice in safeguarding the railways.
- In addition to the memorial, visitors can explore the National Museum for Railway Security, which offers a comprehensive insight into the history, achievements, duties, and responsibilities of the Railway Protection Force.
- Spanning 9000 sq. ft, the museum features 37 thematic display panels, 11 display cabinets, 87 artifacts, 500 pages from the National Archives of India, 36 historical weapons, 150 railway security-related items, and 15 mannequins portraying various ranks of the Railway Protection Force.
- The museum’s motto, “Gyanvardhanayachsanrakshanaya ((ज्ञानवर्धनायचसंरक्षणाय)),” reflects the RPF’s commitment to promoting knowledge and preserving heritage. It serves as an educational and inspirational hub for RPF personnel and visitors alike.
- During the unveiling ceremony, the War Trophy T-55 tank received from the Central Armoured Fighting Vehicle Depot in Pune was also installed on the academy campus.
- Additionally, the newly constructed Badminton and Lawn Tennis Court and the Special Band of RPF were introduced by the Director General of, the Railway Protection Force. These additions aim to enhance the facilities and capabilities of the academy for the betterment of its personnel.
About the RPF
The Railway Protection Force (RPF) in India is a law enforcement agency under the administrative and operational control of the Ministry of Railways. It was established in 1957 with the primary objective of protecting railway passengers and property. The RPF is also responsible for investigating crimes committed on railway premises.
Key Features of the RPF
- It is a law enforcement agency under the administrative and operational control of the Ministry of Railways.
- It was established in 1957 with the primary objective of protecting railway passengers and property.
- The RPF has a wide range of responsibilities, including patrolling railway premises, investigating crimes committed on railway premises, and providing security to railway stations and trains.
- The RPF has a network of offices all over India.
- The RPF is a well-trained and disciplined force.
- The RPF has a good track record of crime prevention and detection.
About Jagjivan RPF Academy
The Jagjivan Ram Railway Protection Force Academy (JRRPFA) is a premier training institute for the Railway Protection Force (RPF) in India. It is located in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
The Jagjivan RPF Academy was established in 1972 and is named after Jagjivan Ram, the former Deputy Prime Minister of India. The academy provides training to RPF officers and personnel in various areas, such as law, order, security, and investigation.
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Jagjivan RPF Academy – FAQs
What is the Railway Protection Force (RPF)?
What are the courses offered by the Jagjivan RPF Academy?
The academy also offers a number of short-term courses, such as courses on railway laws and regulations, and courses on crime prevention and detection.