The two-day road safety workshop organised at Sanctorum Institute in association with Traffic police department and Kashmir Road Safety Foundation (KRSF) concluded in Sopore. the program was organised under the ‘UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011–2020’, that was officially proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in March 2010.
Day two of the workshop included on road activities wherein students, volunteers and activists in the awareness campaign requested motorists to wear seat belts and helmets besides making them aware of traffic related rules.
Wearing yellow glowing traffic reflectors, students along with regular traffic cops managed traffic on busy junctions of Sopore.
“We should not always blame the traffic department of negligence. Today we realised that it is not only traffic department but we people who can change the scenario. Most of the motorists did not even know how to wear seat belts. Most of them did not follow traffic rules”, said one of the student volunteers
The program kickstarted on Thursday with lectures by Nasir Ali Khan, founder of KRSF and other members of team KRSF regarding road safety. The audience, mostly students, assembled at auditorium were showed presentations and videos that explained the need to follow safety rules.
On the occasion the chief guest was SSP Traffic Rural Aijaz Ahmed. Others present included DSP Traffic S Rashid, Operational Head Tribune Sheikh Wahid, social activist and lawyer Sheikh Aamir and chairman sanctorum Shakir Ashraf.
SSP Traffic had an extensive interaction with the students and made them aware about road safety. The enthusiastic students posed many questions the the chief guest regarding traffic situation in the state.
“The road safety issue is very important nowadays. Accidents occurring regularly claim precious lives every day. Unskilled drivers, overloading, violation of traffic rules and lake of proper implementation of law is a serious issue. It is our duty to aware the people especially youth regarding road safety measures. I am always on toes to contribute something to our society in any aspect”, Said Shakir Ashraf Chairman Sanctorum Institutes.
Later on a Road Safety Club was established in the School under the theme “HOPE”.