Motor Vehicle Department Kishtwar in collaboration with District Information Centre and Cultural Cell of Education Department Friday organized Symposium on Road safety besides a cultural programme, Nukkad Natak on BBBP, "Aao School Chalein" enrolment drive at ITI Kishtwar during 31st National Road Safety Week 2020.
Chief Education Officer Kishtwar, Dr. Kuldeep Kumar Sharma was the chief guest on the occasion and DSP (HQ) Kishtwar Sunny Gupta was the guest of honour besides Ad Planning, Manish Manhas, MVI Kishtwar Azad Hussain, President Transport Union Kishtwar Bansi Lal Shan, Incharge Cultural Cell Kishtwar Avni Sen, Supervisor ITI Kishtwar, Staff of MVD, Traffic, ITI, Cultural Cell and DIC Kishtwar along with renewed local artists and more than 200 students from various government and private schools participated in the events.
Speaking on the occasion, CEO Kishtwar appriciated the students who participated in the symposium with beautiful thoughts/vision on road safety and further added that such programs play pivotal role in educating students about much needed awareness about road safety.
He further emphasized on the importance of road safety and need to disseminate information about safety among the public and the motor vehicle users especially the youth.
Meanwhile, scintillating cultural items including street plays on Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao and "Aao School Chalein" enrolment drive presented by the students of govt, private schools and renewed locals artists highlighting the importance of generating awareness among the masses regarding BBBP "save and educate the girl child".
Similarly, the 31st Road safety week, with the theme "Sadak Suraksha, Jeevan Raksha", also concluded in Kathua.
The valedictory cum award ceremony was organised at Government College for Women, Kathua where DC, O P Bhagat was the chief guest and ASP, Ramnish Gupta was the guest of honour.
Speaking on the occasion, DC appreciated the efforts of Motor Vehicle Department for organizing informative campaigns with active involvement of youth during the event. He said that these activities should not be limited to a week but it must be ensured that every stakeholder follow traffic rules while being on the road.
ASP said that traffic violators must be discouraged at every platform and professing self discipline on road is the best way to demonstrate compliance.
He informed that during the week long campaign, various events including exhibitions, Nukkad Natak, symposium, medical check-up camps, and workshops were organized to impart awareness about driving etiquettes, road safety rules and precautionary measures. Later, prizes and certificates were also distributed among the participants.
Meanwhile, District Development Commissioner, Rohit Khajuria released booklet of activities observed during 31st National Road Safety Week at valedictory cum award distribution function at I.C.C Samba today.
DC appreciated students for their participation in different events held during National Road Safety Week. He further stressed for generating greater awareness regarding road safety among commuters and asked students to become active messenger to aware the masses about road safety and traffic rules. He urged the transporters and general public to do away with wrong parking sense resulting in chaos at Samba and Vijaypur Chowks besides making all out effort to make New Bus stand fully functional.
In Reasi, a symposium was held wherein school students presented their opinion and feedback regarding traffic management in the district.
The Chief Guest appreciated the students and hailed their spirits by calling them harbingers of change. She also highlighted the role of other departments in managing traffic and in curbing menace of unsafe driving, especially the role of Health Department and Education Department.
Later, prizes were distributed among the participants and other officials responsible for contribution to the weeklong activities. Vote of thanks was presented by ARTO Reasi, Er Romesh Samotra.