The Government Home Science College organized a Traffic Awareness Programme in the College Auditorium. The Deputy Inspector General (DIG), Shri. Alok Kumar presided over the function as a Chief Guest along with Shri Vijay Kumar, Deputy Superintendent (DSP). The force behind the function was Mr. Gurnam Singh, Marshal Traffic Coordinator. About 200 NSS Volunteers attended the function. The event was commenced by showing a video presentation on safety rules and regulations, which was followed with a talk by Mr. Vinod Kumar (Head Constable). In his speech, he talked about the do’s and don’ts that need to be followed while driving or walking on the road; the need of wearing helmet; and the importance of having a license. Mr. Alok Kumar, DIG in his talk appreciated the college for maintaining discipline in the college and highlighted the importance of women in family. He stressed on the issue on the safety of women. He also talked about the social and economic loss because of not obeying the safety rules as every year, statistically, around 150-175 people in Chandigarh and around 1, 25,000 people all over India die due to road accidents and that as per the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, by 2013, the toll of deaths due to road accidents will touch approximately 3, 00, 000 annually. On behalf of the Principal, the Vice Principal of the college, Mrs. Madhu Nanda thanked the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Chandigarh Police, Shri Alok Kumar and his official team who came and delivered useful information along with Mr. Gurnam Singh, Marshall Traffic Coordinator. She emphasized on the need to make youth aware of the responsible behaviour on road and drive safe and that Road Safety is a constant concern of the parents and we as teachers consider it our responsibilities to make the students aware of the correct way of arriving on road with vehicle right from owning a driving license to wearing a helmet, and also respecting the other peoples’ right on the road.