NAIR, Vadodara organized its 66th Foundation Day on 31st January 2017 with great enthusiasm and joy. R.S. Sodhi, Managing Director, Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Limited (Amul), Anand, Gujarat has been the Chief Guest of the function organized under the leadership of Rajeev Gupta, Director General of the academy.
During the Foundation Day function, ‘Distinguished Alumnus Award’ for the year 2016 has been presented to Vinoo Narain Mathur, an officer of Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS), retired Member (Traffic), Railway Board & ex-officio Secretary to the Govt. of India. Various medals and trophies were presented to the 38 Railway officers and many other staff, who displayed their outstanding performances in various training programmes and other activities during the year 2016. This included prestigious Director General’s (DG) medals presented to 22 officers.
National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR) 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 newly appointed Railway officers but also to senior officers. Besides, the Academy trains officers of other services of the Government of India, Public Sector Undertakings, and those from foreign Railways. The faculty comprises of a Director General and other officers of Indian Railways with rich experience in their respective areas of working.
Brief History of NAIR
NAIR, formerly Railway Staff College, which was initially founded in 1930 at Premnagar, Dehradun, was then shifted to its present regal sylvan surroundings at Lalbaug, Vadodara in 1952, and housed in the Pratap Vilas Palace, built in 1914 AD by the Gaikwads (erstwhile rulers) of Vadodara. Having been set up at its present location on 31st January, 1952, the Academy is celebrating its 66th Foundation Day this year.
The academy has excellent facilities in terms of Classroom environment, rich Library, Computers, Sports grounds & courts, Hostel, and Mess etc. for the trainees and other guest officers. The facilities are being further expanded for providing world class infrastructure in the academy.
After the function, a cultural programme was also organized by the Probationers of ongoing Group ‘A’ Foundation programme.