The 25th National Road safety week was inaugurated on 10th Jan 2014 by the Transport Commissioner by Shri Amit Garg ji, IPS, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Hyderabad.
The event was kick started by Shri Amit Garg Ji from KV Picket and various activities are being conducted in schools across Andhra Pradesh from 11th Jan 2014 and will be conducted till 25th Jan 2014. He emphasized that all concerned should work together as a team together to increase road safety awareness and said that Engineering, Education and Enforcement were the three ‘E’s that would make a difference. He stressed on important road safety rules for vehicle users and pedestrians.
Shri Amit Garg ji made all students and people present in the function take a pledge to follow traffic rules and also ensure others do not violate any. He appreciated the initiatives taken by the organizers of the event Indian Development Foundation, Road Safety Club Hyderabad, Telangana Motor Vehicles Inspectors Association and Rotary International Secunderabad Silverline on creating road safety awareness for school children.
Prior to the start of the inauguration Dr. P. Sreenivas, Road Safety Organiser and Secretary Telangana Motor Vehicle Inspectors Association gave a presentation to children on various aspects on Road Safety. Mr. Srinivas emphasised the road safety aspects for children and how they can be more careful on roads. The presentation was well appreciated by one and all.
Earlier Mr. Sanjay Ram, Project Co-ordinator of Indian Development Foundation welcomed and introduced the guests. Mr. Sanjay Ram said that in Hyderabad on an average 200 accidents take place every month. Highest number of accidents are done by 4 and 2 wheelers and highest number of victims vehicles are 2 wheelers and “PEDESTRIANS” !! There is a need for the society at large to take cognizance of the issue and to join hands to make road safety a social movement.
Shri S. Sambanna, Assistant Commissioner Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Hyderabad was the Guest of Honour. He expressed concern over the increasing number of accidents. He emphasized that awareness on road traffic safety was a need of the hour.
Mrs.V Gowri, Principal Kendriya Vidyalaya Picket was the special Guest at the function. She emphasized on the need for more pedestrian crossings and also a control on rash driving by youngsters. Creating road safety awareness in children is essential for the future. While Dr. Geetanjali Ramachandran, Road Safety Co organiser and IDF Social Ambassador proposed a vote of thanks. Mrs. Padmaja teacher K V Picket IDF compered at the function. Students of Kendriya Vidyalaya Picket Secunderabad set the tone for the event with a soulful invocation.
People from all walks of life attended the well-organized function. Indian Development Foundation social ambassadors Mrs. Swati, Mrs. Rama, Dr. Nikhil, Dr. Sravan, Mr. Venkateshwar Rao, Mr. Ramesh, ICFAI Business school, Sankalp club represented by Mr. Vipin , Ms. Shivani and their group, Yash Technologies represented by Mr. Purnachander Rao and Mrs. Hema, Road Safety Club represented by Dr. Geetanjali, Mr. Shekar , Mr. Manideep, Rotary International represented by Mr.Vishnu Jagati and his team, Mr. Santosh from St. Johns Ambulance Association, print and electronic media, police personnel, parents of children of K V School and many more.
We would like to thank Hyderabad Traffic Police personnel / IDF social ambassadors / friends / well wishers / Co organisers / K V Sangathan / principal, teachers, Staff and children of K V picket, and media for their excellent support and encouragement.