Waltair Division of East Coast Railway launched `Quami Ekta Week' with Divisional Railway Manager N. Kashinath administering a pledge on national integration at the headquarters.

The week is observed beginning former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's birth anniversary on Friday to foster the spirit of patriotism, communal harmony and national integration, the DRM said adding it would continue till November 25.

All employees and officers of the Waltair Division while taking pledge affirmed that they would strive for strengthening the national integration follow non-violence and settle grievances without any differences of caste, creed, religion, economic and political status.

Additional Divisional Railway Manager C.S. Jeengar administered the pledge in Hindi.

Cultural programmes

During this week cultural programmes would be organised and funds raised for National Foundation for Communal Harmony, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager H.L. Luwang said.