The newly built National Martyr’s Memorial and National Museum for Railway Security at Jagjivan RPF Academy Lucknow were inaugurated today by Shri Sanjay Chander, Director General of Railway Protection Force.
This martyr’s memorial covers an area of 4800 square meters, and the names of 1014 martyrs of RPF personnel from 1957 up to the present have been engraved on this memorial, and homage has been paid to them on behalf of the RPF.
A visitor to this museum will get a comprehensive overview of the history, genesis, achievements, duties and responsibilities of the Railway Protection Force at a glance. The museum is spread over a total area of 9000 square feet, with 37 thematic exhibition panels, 11 showcases, an infographic history of the police, 87 artifacts, 500 pages from the National Archives of India, 36 weapons of a bygone era, 150 railway safety-related items, 15 mannequins of various ranks of the Railway Protection Force and many other important items are on display.
The motto of this museum is Gyanvardhanayachsanrakshanaya (Gyanvardhanayachsanrakshanaya) which constantly inspires the RPF to “promote knowledge and preserve heritage”
Apart from this, the T-55 War Trophy tank which was received from the Central Armored Fighting Vehicle Depot Kirkee, Khadki, Pune and installed in the academy campus, the newly built badminton and lawn tennis court, the special band of the RPF were also unveiled by the Director General, Railway Protection Force.