STATE TIMES NEWS UDHAMPUR: 31st Road Safety Week organised under the overall supervision of ARTO Rachna Sharma concluded with valedictory cum prize distribution function on Thursday here in Udhampur. It is pertinent to mention here that ARTO Udhampur with the active support and cooperation of vehicle operators, school children and civil society people celebrated week long Road Safety Week in Udhampur with great fun and fervor. In weeklong celebration MVD Department organized number of creative activities including painting, poster making events, awareness rallies, Maha Gram Sabha and awareness program to make aware the people about MVD rules. On Thursday, ARTO Udhampur organised a valedictory cum prize distribution function in Udhampur in which Deputy Commissioner Dr. Piyush Singla was the Chief Guest while SSP Rajiv Pandey and SSP Traffic NHW J.S Johar were the Guest of Honours and number of district officers were also participated. An exhibition to create road safety sense was also set-up and number of mascots were exhibited to create awareness among the people. Giving briefing about the week long road safety celebration ARTO Rachna Sharma said that main motive to organise road safety week was to make people about MVD rules and how they can save the precious lives of the others while drive on the road. He said MVD department have multi dimension challenges keeping in view of increasing infringe of physicality practically on the road. Chief Guest appreciated the efforts of the MVD and those who have supported to organized as such awareness event in Udhampur. He also congratulate the participants especially students to exhibit their tireless efforts participate in week long awareness programme. Later Chief Guest and ARTO distributed the prizes among the best performers and those who have cooperated in week long celebrations.
RAMBAN: Deputy Commissioner, Nazim Zai Khan flagged off a Bikers’ Rally from district administrative complex to aware the masses about traffic rules on concluding day of 31st National Road Safety Week. SSP Anita Sharma, Deputy CMO Dr. Iqbal Bhat, DSP Traffic Ajay Anand, ARTO Safqat Majeed, NGOs besides representatives of transport unions, students were present on the occasion Speaking on the occasion, DC appreciated the efforts being made by the MVD, district administration, NGOs, employees of District Transport Office, volunteer services and different schools in counselling and educating people anout road safety rules. All stakeholders besides associated transport unions who participated in this campaign were also appreciated at the function and were reminded to keep the effort going throughout the year. Later, the winners and participants were awarded for their outstanding performances by the DC.
RAJOURI: 31st Road safety week concluded in district Rajouri. The valedictory function was attended by Deputy Commissioner Rajouri Mohammad Nazir Sheikh, Senior Superintendent of Police Yougal Manhas, Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Mohd Ashraf Deputy Director Planning, Bilal Mir, District Panchayat Officer, Dr Abdul Khabir, State Taxes Officer, Ashiq Rafiq Malik, District Information Officer, Narinder Raina, Assistant Regional Transport Officer, Inzar Ahmed Rana, MVD Inspector, Rajeev Bhasin besides officials of MVD Rajouri A debate competition was also organised on the occasion in which more than 20 students of the different educational institutions of the district participated and expressed their views on road safety. DC and SSP also presented awards among the winners of debate and painting competition, best drivers and best driving institute in the district.
DODA: Motor Vehicle Department Doda organised a free medical and awareness camp at Thathri in association with Health Department for the drivers and conductors to sensitize them about the road safety, effective traffic management, maintenance of vehicles, avoid overloading of passenger vehicles and obedience of traffic rules. MVD also launched “Gift a Rose campaign” to make violators realize their fault besides Cap for following traffic rules, felicitated the commuters who follow traffic rules with medals at Gandoh Tehsil. Motor Vehicle Inspectors Jasbir Singh and Sanjeev Parihar stressed upon them to use seat belts and crash helmets besides no use of mobile phones while driving.
KATHUA: An Intra- College Poster Making Competition was organized by Red- Ribbon Club in collaboration with RTO, Office Kathua on the theme of Road Safety which was selected during Road Safety Week Observance. The competition began with welcome address by Prof Ranjeet Singh Jamwal, esteemed Principal, Govt. Degree College, Kathua. He congratulated and appreciated the efforts of RTO Kathua and the college Red-Ribbon Club for organizing such activity in the college. Dr. Raj Kumar Thapa, esteemed RTO Kathua interacted with the participants and encouraged and appreciated the students for their efforts who presented their ideas and thought by presenting posters regarding traffic rules. Dr Arun Dev Singh, Programme Officer , Red- Ribbon Club of the college threw light on the objectives of the club and its history. In contest Tania Gupta stood first, Preeti Jasrotia second and Vishali Verma third. Prof. Ravinder Kour, Prof. Madhvi Parasher, Prof. Raj Kumari and Dr. Gotam Singh acted as Judges, Dr. Gotam Singh Asstt.Programme officer of Red-Ribbon Club presented vote of thanks to all participants. Meanwhile Under the guidelines of Regional Transport Office, Kathua, Nav Adarsh Hr. Sec. School, Kathua organised a cluster of activities to observe the celebration of 31st Road Safety Week 2020. The celebration included Painting / Poster Making Competition, Symposium and Poem Recitation. Dr. Raj K. Thappa, Regional Transport Officer, Kathua graced the event with his kind presence. He was accompanied by ARTO Kathua and the officials of Motor Vehicle Department, Kathua. Dr. Thappa applauded the paintings and posters made by the students showcasing various aspects of Road Safety. Sardar Khan(Retd. S.P), President, School Management Committee also threw light on some crucial and critical issues regarding Road Safety. Gandharb Singh Katal, Chairman Nav Adarsh thanked the office of the RTO, Kathua for the kind cooperation in organising the programme. The proceedings were carried out by Rakesh Pathania.ect. District Police Kathua also organized a awareness rallies along with students of GHS Schools in Kathua and Basantpur to sensitise people about road safety measures, effective traffic management, maintenance of vehicle, obedience of traffic rules and prevention and reduction of road accidents. Officers of district police participated alongside students and teachers in the rallies creating awareness amongst drivers.
SAMBA: MV International School today in collaboration with Motor Vehicle Department, Samba, hosted an On-Spot Writing Competition on “Ideathon on different aspects of road safety on Indian roads” to commemorate the 31st National Road Safety Week 2020. Different schools from Samba district participated in which around 70 students showcased their talent. The competition was witnessed and honored by Rehana Tabassum, ARTO Samba, Surinder Kumar, Motor Vehicle Inspector Samba along with other officials of the department who thoroughly enjoyed being part of this wonderful event. Rehana Tabassum appreciated and encouraged the participants to actively involve in such events. She further said such programmes provide much needed platform to budding talent to express their ideas and provide multiple solution to various problems. She also thanked the school management for conducting such event. Vote of thanks and mementos were presented to all the officials by Kundan Lal Dogra, Principal, MVIS.
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