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TKS Mumbai celebrates silver jubilee of Matsyagandha Express

TKS Mumbai celebrates silver jubilee of Matsyagandha Express
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Mumbai: The Tilak Nagar Chembur Mumbai Tulu Kannada Sangh celebrated with great fanfare the Silver Jubilee of Matsyagandha Express on Sunday 28/5/23 from its starting point Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT)

All necessary rituals were performed before the train departed to Mangalore sharp at 15.20 pm.

This grand celebration was attended in large numbers by the members of Tulu Kanada Sangh and the passengers travelling too joined in to show their gratitude for the exemplary service of this train.

This function was successfully conducted by the joint efforts of Sudhakar Shetty an active member of the Sangh and a selfless Social Worker and with the assistance of Clifford Rebello an active Social Worker/activist in Chembur.

Susham Sawant the local Corporator along with Sudhakar Shetty and all present graced the occasion by garlanding the train, lighting the lamp, breaking coconuts, distributing water and sweets along with a bunch of roses to all who witnessed this memorable event.

The Motor Man and Guard of the train, along with the Deputy Station Manager Rakesh Goel were felicitated with bouquets.

Goel was very cooperative, not only granting permission but guided the Sangh Team with his expertise.

Various members of the Sangh while speaking to private News Channel spoke their hearts out and expressed their unconditional love and joy for the comfort provided by the Konkan Railway.

Sudhakar Shetty thanked the Government, the Railway Board, the ministers late Madhu Dandavate and George Fernandes for their persistence, Sreedharan the architect of the Konkan Railway Route and all officials, and workers connected to make this happen.

Clifford Rebello recalled how he took his monthly annual leave from his regular job to sell the Konkan Railway Tax-Free Bonds to anyone and everyone. Such was the dedication not only by him but by all lovers of this route.

Sudhakar said he even felt comfortable travelling by General Class during vacation time when tickets are difficult to get.

All dispersed home with a sense of pride and satisfaction for the convenience provided, thanking profusely Konkan Railways Matsyagandha Express for reaching scores of passengers to their destination.

Report by:- Clifford Rebello

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