BAREILLY: In a speech competition organised by Bareilly’s Regional Transport Office (RTO) on Saturday, 28 students from several city-based schools and colleges spoke on the issue of “Road Safety, A Challenge”.
To encourage and motivate school students towards following traffic norms, the transport department felicitated all the participants with certificates and top three best performers — Ritika Agarwal from Radha Madhav Public School, Drashti Verma from Kudum Kumari Girls’ Inter College, Princy Sharma from Rajkiya Girls’ Inter College — were given a cash prize of Rs 21,000, Rs 11,000, and Rs 7,000, respectively.
Speaking to TOI, RP Singh, senior assistant regional transport officer (ARTO), Bareilly, said, “The regional transport office organised a program on road safety awareness in the city to mark the last day of traffic month on Saturday. Under the program, 28 students from Class IX to XII participated from 15 different schools and colleges. They spoke regarding the importance of road safety, and traffic rules and regulations. The students highlighted how violating traffic rules has led to a significant increase in the number of road accidents and fatalities. The students also spoke on the “do’s and don’ts” of driving/riding and discussed traffic rules and their importance.”
“The transport department has organised several awareness campaigns during traffic month in previous years but the participation of locals and students was unprecedented this year. We can see that people have become more aware towards following traffic rules and regulations,” senior ARTO further added.
Notably, RTO and traffic police department along with the help of several NGOs conducted several road safety events in November, observed as the traffic month.
Date: December 03, 2019