Every year, 18th April is celebrated Worldwide as World Heritage Day to create awareness about Heritage among communities. This year the theme is Heritage for Generations emphasising on inter-generational transfer of knowledge. National Rail Museum, New Delhi has chalked out an elaborate programme to celebrate World Heritage Day.
The focus shall be to foster dialogue and interaction between generations. For this, children, students and senior citizens will be given free entry to the museum on 18th April, 2018. There will be three story telling sessions by Nivesh India scheduled between 1130am to 2PM at Indoor gallery. Yash Pal Gupta, Retired Member, Railway Board shall be sharing his reminiscences about revival of century old Morris Fire Engine which is a star attraction of Delhi’s vintage car rally. NRM will also organise film shows, Railway quiz, guided tours among other activities.
Indian Railways are the proud owner of 04 UNESCO World Heritage Sites viz. Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Kalka Shimla Railway and Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), Mumbai. These World Heritage Sites will be celebrating World Heritage Day on 18th April, 2018 by undertaking various activities to foster fruitful dialogue between generations.
Inaugurated on February 1, 1977, National Rail Museum, Chanakyapuri, is a prime cultural destination of Delhi NCR area. NRM has an interesting collection of history and heritage including more than 100 real size exhibits display the glory of the bygone era in the museum. NRM is also planning to keep its door open till 9 PM during weekends (Friday to Sunday) from first week of May 2018. The measure is being taken to promote night tourism in the country.