YUPIA, Jan 24: Expressing concern over the ‘rising’ road accidents particularly amongst the youngsters, Special Secretary Transport Parul Gaur Mittal has asked the headmaster of Govt Secondary School, Mani (Papum Pare) to initiate formation of a Road Safety Cell in the school, for which she assured to provide financial assistance.
“This Cell will arrange road safety programmes and create awareness, thereby inculcating good driving habits among youths,” added Mittal while addressing the students and teachers of the school during a drawing competition on road safety held as a part of the final leg of the Road Safety Awareness Week by the Papum Pare District Road Safety Council on Monday.
The Special Secretary, who is also the Nodal Officer, State Road Safety Council, further advised the students to strictly follow traffic rules and regulations and practice road safety measures in letter and spirit. “Many lives can be saved by following road safety measures,” she added while urging all the participants to share the information they learnt during the programme to their peers and parents.
EAC Dr Nikita Panggam lauding the District Road Safety Council for organizing the event said that “such literary events compel the participants to research on the topic and thus the children learn in the process”.
Patey Mary of class VIII, Nabam Rangbia of class IX and Nabam Rija of class VIII were adjudged first, second and third respectively in the drawing competition. They were awarded cash prizes of Rs 5000, 3000 and 2000 respectively along with certificates. Five other students were awarded consolation prizes.
Also as a part of the program, a video on traffic rules and regulations and Govt welfare schemes particularly for students were screened by the department of IPR during the program. (DIPRO)