Manipur joined the nationwide observance of 35th National Road Safety Month with the District Administration, Imphal West in collaboration with Additional SP Traffic Control Police Wing, Manipur organising an event on Tuesday.
Road Safety awareness programmes were carried out at MST Gate, Moirangkhom and Tiddim road near Imphal College by distributing pamphlets, notepads, pens and helmets to the passersby, stated a release. The programme kick-started from 11 am, it said.
Public were encouraged to spread road safety awareness through various means including social media, it mentioned.
Quiz competition for Government/Government Aided/Private Unaided school students from classes 7 to 9 was also held at Ibotonsana Girl’s Higher Secondary School, Uripok as part of the programme, it said.
The competition was held on the theme ‘Road Safety in India’ in collaboration with Zonal Education Officer, Zone-I, Imphal West, it stated. Certificates and prizes were also distributed to the winning teams and participants on the occasion, it added.
The observance of the Road Safety Month 2024 was also launched at Noney under the theme ‘Sadak Suraksha Jeevan Raksha’ on Monday.
The event was organised by District Administration Noney in association with Noney Police and NHIDCL. The day was observed at Charoi Chagotlong High School Nungba, NSCBAV School Rengpang and Tengkonjang Higher Secondary School, Noney. Noney district police also carried out road safety awareness drives at different locations of the district.
During day two of the event, bike rally campaigns were held on Tuesday apart from other public welfare and environment protection activities. The event was a two-day affair being held on the 12th and 13th of this month.
Our Jiribam correspondent has added that a District Level Painting-cum- Slogan writing competition for students of High School, Higher secondary and College students was organised by District Administration, Jiribam at R.K. Sanatombi Devi Vidyalaya, Jiribam at 11 am on Tuesday in observance of the 35th National Road Safety Month.
The winners of the competition were felicitated by deputy commissioner, Jiribam Krishna Kumara. Afterwards, he underscored the importance of following road safety rules and standards as a part of the occasion.
Additional deputy commissioner, Jiribam (i/c) Sagolsem Indrajit Singh led the participants in taking a pledge to follow road safety rules.