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Lucknow, May 8 – The Indian Railways is offering a unique opportunity to passengers to win cash prizes by writing articles about memories and experiences about a train journey.
Chief public relations officer (CPRO), North Central Railways (NCR), Himanshu Shekhar Upadhyay said that under the ‘Rail Yatra Vritant Puraskar Yojna’ (Rail Travelogue Competition), as announced by the ministry of railways (Railway Board) recently, any Indian citizen can submit entries about their experience of a train journey to participate in the award scheme.
The writing should not exceed 3,500 words and should be sent in duplicate to the assistant director, Hindi (training), Railway Board, by July 31, he added.
It must be typed in double space, with at least one-inch margin on all sides and the pages should be numbered.
The name, designation, age, office/residential address, mobile number, e-mail, number of words in the narrative, etc. should be mentioned in capital letters at the beginning of the narrative, on a separate page.
The first prize winner of the competition will be given Rs 10,000 and an amount of Rs 8,000 and Rs 6,000 will be given to those securing second and third places, respectively.
Five consolation Prerna Awards (including Rs 4,000 each) will also be given. This is the first time that such a competition is being organized for passengers.