New Delhi, March 14: Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi today read out Urdu couplets to the applause of members in Lok Sabha while presenting the Rail Budget.
"Haath ki laqiron se zindagi nahin banti,
Hamara bhi kuchh hissa hai zindagi banane me"
(You can't make your life only with the lines on your palm. We too have a role in making life)
"Desh ki ragon men daudti hai rail,
desh ke har ang ko jodti hai rail,
dharm, jaat-paat nahin jaanti hai rail,
chhote bade sabko apna maanti hai rail"
(Railway runs in the nation's arteries, Railway joins all parts of the country, railway does not differentiate between religions and castes, railway considers all, high and low, as its own.)
Trivedi described Indian railway as the symbol of national unity.