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Awareness rally by students brings curtain down on road safety week

Special Correspondent

Young people urged to become familiar with rules of the road and educate others


Hundreds of children take part in the procession flagged off at Central Bus Stand

Processionists carry placards bearing messages on driving and road safety


Photo: D. Radhakrishnan

Creating awareness: Students participating in a road safety awareness rally in Udhagamandalam on Wednesday. —

Udhagamandalam: With hundreds of children participating in a rally to enhance awareness about road rules, the curtain was brought down on the observance of road safety week in this hill station, here on Wednesday.

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The procession, was flagged off at the Central Bus Stand by the NiIgiris Collector Anandrao V.Patil.

Several of the children who took part in the procession carried large placards on which were written road safety and driving related messages that were aimed at creating awareness among the people.

Addressing the participants, the Regional Transport Officer in-charge R.Rajinikanth said that students could play a significant role in making the people follow road rules and ensure that lives were saved.

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Stating that there were three categories of road signs, he said that the students should become familiar with them before educating others on the right way to use the roads so that they did not put their own lives in danger, or endanger the lives of other road users.

The NSS Programme Officer, Government Arts College Azhagar Ramanujam said that since students constituted a sizeable section of road users, optimum use should be made of them to discipline motorists who violated rules.

The Chairman, Indian Red Cross Society, K.R.Mani also spoke on road safety measures.

Mr.Rajinikanth distributed prizes to students who had excelled in various competitions that had been organised as part of the road safety week observances.

The Information and Public Relations Officer J.Chandran welcomed the gathering.

The Assistant Information and Public Relations Officer R.Natarajan proposed a vote of thanks.

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