Jammu, Oct 28 (UNI) The mobile train exhibition commemorating 150 years of freedom struggle, which was flagged off by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh from New Delhi on September 29, after chugging across ten cities and towns on its way, reached Jammu Tawi today.
''The train, comprising 12 non-AC coaches for the exhibits and a two-tier AC coach to house the staff, reached here at 0400 hrs," sources told UNI.
Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad was among the first day visitors, who reached the Railway station to have a glimpse of the events of freedom struggle in India.
Organised in connection with the commemoration of 150 years of freedom struggle, since 1857, and 60 years of Indian independence, the mobile train exhibition has been organised by the DAVP (Directorate of Audio Visual Publicity), in collaboration with the Ministry of Railways.
The exhibits have been divided into three sections, which depict major events and flash of the revolts since 1857 to 1947.
''The year 1857 highlights and focuses on major events of the revolt at various flash points, such as Barrackpore, Meerut and Delhi portrait the details of the 90-year-long freedom struggle and the post independence era as well,'' the sources added.
However, all the government and private institutions have been directed to participate in this three-day mobile train exhibition, till October 30.
All necessary arrangements have been made for the visitors by the authorities, the sources said.