By Jagpreet Singh Sandhu : Chandigarh, January 17 : In order to spread road safety awareness among the residents of the city , the Chandigarh Traffic Police organized 23rd Road Safety Week under the theme of “Accidents bring tears safety brings cheer” on Tuesday at Children Traffic Park Sector – 23. The week long event was inaugurated by Sh. K.K Sharma , IAS , advisor to the administrator , U.T , Chandigarh.
A blood donation/free medical check-up camp and painting competition by school children from various schools of the city was also organized during the occasion. A team of doctors of PGI was present for the blood donation camp.
Sh. K.K Sharma released a book on road safety titled “Road safety- our concern” for middle and secondary classes. The chief guest said that the administration has sent a proposal to the U.T Education department and it will be implemented soon for the students of class 4th onwards. A Black Book-2011 having detailed information of road accidents was also released on this occasion.
A visitor on the event Mr. Charanjeet , a resident of sector 23 said that the efforts made by Chandigarh Traffic Police for road safety awareness are really appreciable. Every citizen of the city must support the Chandigarh Traffic Police and should obey the rules and regulations, he added.
During the road safety week activities such as road safety announcement on major light points, regular seven days road safety exhibition at Sector 17 Plaza, road rules test, regular screening of road safety movies/films, scooter rally of girl students to promote wearing of helmets, panel discussion on road safety at All India Radio, road safety workshops for auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws, Trauma Response workshop for PCR/police personnel, workshop FOR CTU, PEPSU, Punjab and Haryana roadways drivers with free medical/eye check up camp, driving training workshop for taxis/school bus drivers will be organized.