Delhi Police launches campaign to sensitise children on road safety
NEW DELHI: Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik on Friday called upon the principals and teachers of schools in the city to join hands with the police to sensitise students about the importance of obeying traffic rules.
On Friday, Patnaik inaugurated the Delhi Police's School Road Safety Awareness Campaign 2017-18.
He emphasised the role of teachers in overall development of the personality of individuals and how teachers can be instrumental in moulding the behavioral pattern of students by instilling in them good road sense from early childhood.
The event took place at Dogra Hall in IIT Hauz Khas where Ajay Kashyap, Special. CP (Traffic) pointed out the importance of obeying traffic rules, which he said should be considered a "social contract among road users, which would help decrease fatalities and the chaotic situation on roads."
Garima Bhatnagar, Joint CP (Traffic), presented an overview of the School Road Safety Awareness Campaign, with the tagline "Catch them young".
The campaign, targeting the participation of around 12 lakh students from nearly 1,200 schools, has been planned by Delhi Traffic Police.
It will be spread over a period of four months, from September 2017 to January 2018. Students will be made aware of various road safety issues through lectures, interactions with Delhi Traffic Police Road Safety Cell and Circle officers, followed by painting competitions, debates, essay writing competitions and quiz competitions at middle and senior schools at different levels.