JOWAI: The 30th National Road Safety Week under the theme, ‘Sadak Suraksha-Jeevan Suraksha.’ was inaugurated by Garod LSN Dykes IAS, Deputy Commissioner, West Jaiñtia Hills District, Jowai on Monday at Iawmusiang Jowai.
A public awareness for Road Safety was organised jointly by West Jaiñtia Hills District Level Committee, District Administration, office of the Superintendent of Police, the Transport Department, PWD and Medical Department.
The Road safety week will be observed from 4th February to 10th February, 2019.
Speaking at the launched of the Road Safety Week, Deputy Commissioner Garod LSN Dykes said the aim of the campaign on Road safety is to create awareness and to promote road safety measures to prevent road accidents. He said accidents can be prevented if each and every citizen be it a driver or a pedestrian follow the rules of the road.
The Deputy Commissioner had also requested the District Transport officer if possible while issuing driving license should see that person applying for driving license should have a certificate having basic knowledge of first aid issued by Health Department. The DC felt that by doing so life can be saved. He has also assured his cooperation to the Transport and to the Police Department.
Superintendent of Police Lakador Syiem, IPS urged every citizen especially those behind wheels to follow traffic rules and regulations and to abide by them and to also be responsible and alert to avoid unnecessary road accidents.
The representatives from the Health Department gave a demonstration on how to give first aid and service to a person who meets with an accident. R Tariang, District Transport Officers who also chaired the programme informed that the Road safety week is being observed to promote and to inculcate the culture of road safety amongst every citizen.