The Traffic Awareness and Road Safety Society of Post Graduate Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh organised a Helmet Awareness Rally for girls in collaboration with Chandigarh Traffic Police, NSS units and Alumni Association of the college on 29-8-2018. Mrs. Nilambari Jagadale, IPS, SSP Chandigarh was the Chief Guest. Sh. Shashank Anand, IPS, SSP Security & Traffic also graced the occasion. In this unique initiative, the Chandigarh Traffic Police distributed helmets to the girl students to promote the culture of safe-driving. T-shirts were also gifted to the rallyists.
The police personnel of Chandigarh Traffic Police sensitised the students about the significance of wearing helmet while driving through meaningful songs. They also tested the knowledge of the students about traffic signs and road safety through a quiz. Police personnel highlighted the guidelines to be followed while driving and motivated the students to practice safe driving. Accident victims narrated their experiences and shared that they owed their lives to the helmets. Students of the college presented a group song on the theme “helmet pehnaao, betibachaao”, and also staged a skit showing the importance of observance of traffic rules and wearing of helmets.
Mrs. Nilambari Jagadale, IPS, SSP Chandigarh, Sh. Shashank Anand, IPS, SSP Security & Traffic and Prof. Anita Kaushal, Principal of the college flagged off the rally. A large number of students from girls’ colleges participated in the rally on two wheelers wearing helmets. The rally went through various sectors of the city to generate awareness about safe driving.
Addressing the gathering Mrs. Nilambari Jagadale, IPS, SSP Chandigarh stressed that observance of traffic rules ensures not only our own safety but also of others. Women of the city should come forward and set example before the society, especially the men folk, to wear helmet and follow traffic rules. Educating women about road safety would lead to education of entire family and cultivate safe driving habits in the society at large, she stressed.
Prof. Anita Kaushal applauded the enterprising efforts of Chandigarh Police, especially the Traffic Police, and assured that the students of the college would serve as agents of sensitising and creating awareness among residents of the city about the issues regarding road safety.