Hon’ble Shri Radha Mohan Singh unveiled the plaques (statue) of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and his wife Kasturbai at the Bapu Dham Railway Station, Motihari on April 15, 2018. The statue of Mahatma Gandhi (in the traditional Kathiwari dress which he wore at the time of his arrival to Champaran) has been placed by the GSDS at the Railway Station. The Hon'ble minister also unveiled a dummy train (tableau) with the statute of Mahatma Gandhi depicting his arrival at the Bapu Dham Railway Station Motihari on April 10, 1917.
Present on the occasion were: Shri Pramod Kumar, Tourism Minister, Bihar Government; Divisional Railway Manager (DRM), Motihari, Shri Arun Jain, Shri Dipanker Shri Gyan, members of the Legislative Council, and a host of other dignitaries.
Shri Radha Mohan Singh also inaugurated the Mahatma Gandhi Interpretation Centre at the Bapu Dham Railway Station. The Interpretation centre has been so designed that it houses the history of the Champaran Satyagraha through an exhaustive photo-text exhibition containing forty-eight panes, each panel of 10/5 size.
Designed and developed by the GSDS – under the supervision of Smt. Geeta Shukla – and installed at the railway station, this exhibition is an eye-opener for any visitor who visits the station. Any visitor arriving, departing, or even waiting at this railway station is bound to get a glimpse of the history of 100 years, when Gandhiji had arrived in Champaran to fight for the farmers’ rights.
Further, the Hon'ble minister also visited the “Mobile Exhibition” developed by the GSDS on ‘Swachhatta’ containing twenty (20) photographic panels with text underlying the essence of cleanliness and the dream of the Hon'ble Prime Minister for a ‘Clean India’.
The day also saw the inauguration of the “Sanitary Napkin Vending Machine and Incinerator” by Shri Radha Mohan Singh at the female toilet of the Bapu Dham Railway Station. The vending machine will cater to the needs of the female passengers at the railway station.
Shri Lal Babu Rai, the DRM Bapu Dham Railway Station, Shri Arun Jain, Shri Dipanker Shri Gyan, Director GSDS, and others were present at the inaugural function. The keys to operate the machine has been handed over to the office of the Station Master.
Shri Radha Mohan Singh ji also launched the electric railway route from Motihari to Muzaffarpur as part of the concluding ceremony of the Champaran Satyagraha centenary celebrations.