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Madrassa students to interact with Howrah cops over road safety

Kolkata: Howrah city police is going to organise an awareness campaign in which students from Madrassas will be interacting with policemen, who are experts in traffic management, on a one-to-one basis, at Safe Drive Save Life Park.
The move was taken considering it will help Madrassa students learn about road safety in details and they can circulate the message of safe drive save life among more people including their family members.
A unique Park has been set up off Foreshore Road and it has been named after this statewide road safety campaign, 'Safe Drive Save Life', which was launched by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to check road accidents.
Howrah city police has so far taken several initiatives to create awareness among people on road safety. A park has been set up beside Foreshore Road through which thousands of people pass everyday.
The decorative pieces and paintings in the park, which were done based on the theme 'Safe Drive Save Life', attracts attention of all passersby and it creates awareness among people. A senior officer of Howrah city police said around 50 students from different Madrassas in Kolkata's twin City will be participating in the programme that is going to be held at Save Drive Save Life Park on Saturday. Senior officers of Howrah city police including those who are mainly involved with regular traffic management and road safety issues will be present at the venue. As per the plan, the officers will be interacting directly with the students. First, they will give a brief description on road safety and traffic related matters to the students and subsequently they will also explain the aspects related to traffic management as per the queries of the students present. It may be mentioned that Kolkata Police, district police and all the police commissionerates under it have organised several awareness programmes in schools and colleges. Howrah Police is also involved in organising such programmes and students from different schools are already associated with road safety campaigns.
Now, the students from Madrassas are also going to be a part of the campaign.
The police officer said the knowledge they will gain during the interactive session on road safety will help them immensely and at the same time they will be able to spread the same message and knowledge among their close ones.
This is how more number of people will become aware and eventually start to follow the traffic norms. Zafar Ajmal Kidwai, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) of Howrah City Police, said: "It is a continuous process. There will be awareness campaigns by students from Madrassas on Saturday at Safe Drive Save Life Park. Students from schools of all other mediums including Bengali and Hindi will also be brought under the programme."

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