Pamban Rail Bridge: The re-construction work on the new 2.05 km Pamban railway bridge which will connect Rameswaram island to the mainland in Tamil Nadu has gathered pace. This state-of-the-art bridge will be the country’s first vertical lift railway sea bridge and is expected to be completed by March 2023.The sea bridge is being executed by Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL).
The existing Pamban Rail Bridge is 105 years old. The original bridge was built in 1914 to connect Mandapam to the Rameswaram island situated in the Gulf of Mannar. It was the only link connecting the two locations until a new road bridge was built parallel to the sea link in 1988.
Dr. Rajendra Prasad: He was a conspicuous leader of the Indian National movement and the first President of the Republic of India. He gave up his professional career in law to side with the Indian freedom movement. An adherent to Mahatma Gandhi, he took part in the Salt Satyagraha , Non-cooperation movement, and served as a leader in Bihar and Maharashtra.
He has also worked as a political activist, journalist, and scholar at different points of time. He was elected as the President of the Bombay session of the INC in October 1934.He was elected President for a second time in 1939 when Subhash Chandra Bose resigned from the post. His contributions to the freedom struggle and framing the constitution of India are apparent and inextirpable.
International Day Of Persons With Disabilities: Every year on 3rd December, International Day of Persons with Disabilities is observed. The annual observance of this day began in 1992 after it was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. The day is observed to promote the rights and well-being of people with disabilities at every level of society and development.
It also aims to raise awareness of the situations of persons with disabilities in all aspects of political, social, economic and cultural life.