Raising a toast to the 1st Ladies of Indian Railways!

The history of Indian Railways is powered by the achievements of it’s female cadre alongside their male counterparts. On International Museum Day here is a list of the 1st Ladies of Railways who have contributed with their efforts to raise the bar of achievement and make way for others in their field.

We raise a toast to the 1st Ladies of Indian Railways as we celebrate #WomenInCulture a global movement to put the spotlight on the contributions of women in the field of culture and science!


MS Vijayalakshmi Viswanathan
1st Female Financial Commissioner of Indian Railways.
M Kalavathy
First Female Signal Officer of Indian Railways

Manju Gupta
First Female DRM of the Indian Railways
Mamta Kulkarni
1st Female Station Master of Indian Railways
Surekha Yadav
First Female Loco Pilot of Indian Railways.
UH Lakshmi
First Female Goods Guard of Indian Railways
Jaya Chauhan
First Female DG in the Railway Protection Force
Kalyani Chdha
1st Female member of Indian Railways Service of Mechanical Engineers
Arunima Sinha – World’s first female amputee to climb Mount Everest.
She has also conquered Mount Vinson, making her the world’s first woman amputee to scale the highest peak in Antarctica.

NARI-RAIL a #womeninculture event was organized as part of MuseumWeek Celebrations on International Museum Day (18th May) at the National Rail Museum Delhi.

The event was executed jointly by Culture For Causes the global organizers of #MuseumWeek, #MuseumCultureMarketing a private initiative that explores #marketing & #audience #engagement efforts in #museums & #cultural #organizations globally with special focus on #Indian museums and #DelhiStreetArt which is an initiative to add #color, aesthetics & creativity to public spaces and to provide young artists an opportunity to showcase their talent.

The event brought together female artists to create a wall art piece that celebrated the role of women in Indian Railways.

Nari Rail – Event Poster

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