February 23, 2024

Road safety campaign held

TAP | Updated: February 10, 2024

KHONSA, Feb 10: The National Road Safety Month campaign was conducted across various locations, including Khonsa and Deomali in the Tirap district on Friday.

Organized by the district transport office and traffic police of the district, the initiative aimed to raise awareness about road safety.

During his keynote address, DTO Aman Wangsaham emphasized road safety issues to vehicle owners and drivers, stressing the importance of complying with the Motor Vehicle Act and traffic regulations for passenger safety and security.

Aman announced that the road safety awareness campaign would continue until February 14.

Tirap deputy commissioner, Hento Karga, highlighted the significance of the month-long observance in educating people about traffic rules to reduce accidents. He urged drivers to abstain from driving under the influence of alcohol, citing driver negligence as a major cause of accidents.

Karga further emphasized the critical need for adherence to traffic rules and led the participants in a road safety pledge.

During the event, SP Rahul Gupta emphasized traffic safety protocols, standard operating procedures (SOPs), knowledge of the Motor Vehicle Act, the importance of proper documentation, and strategies to prevent fatal accidents.

In a spirited celebration of National Road Safety Month, the Dera Natung Government College (DNGC) in Itanagar orchestrated a vibrant array of inter-college competitions, kindling intellectual enthusiasm among 170 students hailing from 13 esteemed institutes.

The event, orchestrated by the directorate of transport in collaboration with DNGC's Literary Club and Literary Committee, epitomized a harmonious fusion of academia and advocacy.

Under the adept moderation of assistant professor Nending Ommo, the debate competition resonated with insightful discussions on road safety issues.

Esteemed judges, including DTO Techi Takap, DySP Chera Sawan and Head of Commerce Department Dr Ashok Pandey lent their expertise to evaluate the engaging exchanges.

Simultaneously, assistant professor Bar Yakar conducted a captivating quiz, infusing the ambiance with intellectual dynamism.

Mema Chiri's stewardship of the essay competition provided a platform for poignant reflections on road safety challenges.

College principal, Dr M Q Khan, commended the event's triumph and the significant participation, underlining the crucial role of such endeavors in nurturing a safety-conscious society.