Vadodara (BRC): The National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR) will celebrate its sixty-third foundation day on Friday. The academy is the apex level training and management development institute for the officers of the Indian Railways.
The academy provides training and management development opportunities not only to the newly appointed Railway officers but also senior officers. It also trains officers of other services of the Government of India and those from railways abroad.
The foundation day ceremony on Friday will be presided over by NAIR director general Rajalakshami Ravikumar. Secretary of the Sabarmati Ashram at Ahmedabad Amrut Modi will be the chief guest while Gujarat Vidyapeeth vice chancellor Dr Sudershan Iyengar will be the guest of honour on the occasion. Iyengar will also deliver the keynote address at the event.
NAIR also gives away the Distinguished Alumnus Award on the foundation day. This year the former chairman of the railway board and a renowned Gandhian Y P Anand will be given the award. Other medals and trophies will also be given on the occasion.
NAIR was formerly called the Railway Staff College and was initially founded in 1930 at Premnagar, Dehradun. It was shifted to the Pratap Vilas Palace at Lalbaug in 1952. Having been set up at its present location on January 31, 1952, NAIR celebrates the day as its foundation day.