Road Safety Week

Posted by on Jul 4, 2018 in School News | Comments Off

The 29th National Road Safety Week was observed with much verve by the students of our School from 23-30 April, 2018.

The campaign, an initiative of the National Safety Council of India along with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, aims at sensitising the community, schools, colleges, workplaces, commuters, etc., about the various aspects of road safety. It is designed to accentuate the need for safe road travel by following the traffic rulebook.

The theme for the special week this year was “Sadak Suraksha- Jeevan Raksha”. Several activities and programmes were organised at our School to educate our wards on road safety, driving rules and areas of special caution.

On 23rd April, 2018, students of classes 3-5 showcased their artistic skills at a poster making competition on road safety guidelines. Posters highlighting the observance of traffic rules were displayed strategically on the School premises. These creative visuals helped spread awareness among students and in turn their families.

24th April saw the scholars of classes 6-8 prepare a questionnaire to assess their knowledge, attitude and practice of road safety rules and regulations. This task intended to help stimulate student involvement in promoting road safety awareness year-round.

The activity on 25th April engaged the learners of classes 9 and 10 in a story writing competition. They wrote about their experiences on city roads during daily commutes. This exercise was designed to actualise the consequences of not observing safety procedures amongst the young and impressionable minds of future drivers.

The campaign concluded on 26 April on a vociferous note with versatile speakers from classes 11 and 12 making cases for and against on the topic, “Excessive penalties for traffic rule violation is dystopian” and “A uniform rulebook
of traffic rules is required for the whole nation.”

The week-long celebration at the grass root level created new awareness about the part that schoolchildren can play in making our roads safer and hereby preventing road accidents.
Our young and conscious Indianites seemed to assimilate their role as empowered future citizens and embraced the onerous responsibility to bring about a change in the mindset of the adults who view traffic rules as a hindrance.

Ms. Navreet Shergill.

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