Shopian: To stimulate community involvement in promoting road safety awareness and to disseminate information about traffic rules, the motor vehicle department of district Shopian organised 29th Road Safety week here today at Mini Secretariat Arhama Shopian.
It was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner Shopian, Gazanfar Ali, who was chief guest on the occasion.
Among others, the programme was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner, Shopian Parvaiz Sajad Ganie, Assistant commissioner Revenue, Assistant Regional Transport Officer, Shopian, Sheep Husbandry Officer, Shopian besides senior citizens, Drivers, stake holders, transports and student of various educational institutions and other concerned officers and officials. On the occasion, Speakers said that we must save the precious lives and adhere to the traffic rules. “We should wear safety gears such as helmets, seat belts and not to use mobile phones while driving so that accidents shall not take place. People should not allow their children drive vehicles without driving license,” they said and emphasized for organizing more road side camps in the district to aware people about the safety rules.
They also said that it is the responsibility of people to follow traffic norms and avoid parking their vehicles at wrong places.
On the occasion the Assistant Regional Transport Officer, Shopian delivered the welcome address besides Additional Deputy Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner Revenue, students of various educational
Institutions also spoke and highlighted the road safety measures.