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Artwork by peon selected as cover of rail ministry's booklet of achievements

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

An artwork by a has been selected as the cover of the Railway Ministry's booklet of achievements.

(35), working as a with the in Bhubaneswar, was first spotted by a

Delhi-based when he won top honours at an inter-railway painting competition recently.

The cover, which was the centre of attention at Piyush Goyal's press conference yesterday, shows disembarking a train with people greeting him at the gate.

The booklet highlights the government's latest project - commemoration of

"I have been working as a for the past 10 years and this is my moment!" said Sundar, who was felicitated by the in the national capital yesterday.

The said the final painting that made it to the

10 inch x 10 inch cover was his third entry, as the two sample sketches drawn by him were rejected.

"In the first one I sent, Gandhiji and the crowd were looking at the camera, so it was not selected. In the second one, Gandhiji's face was not clear, but I got it right in the third attempt. It was all done and approved in one night because we were working on a tight deadline," Sundar, a graduate in art and craft from Utkal University of Culture, Bhubaneswar, said.

The booklet highlights the achievement of railways in the last four years and is sent to all public representatives.

An excited Sundar added, "The shook my hand and said that the painting was beautiful. It was a moment of pride for me".

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 17:00 IST