Road Safety Week is a campaign initiated by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. This campaign is significant, keeping in mind the increasing incidence of deaths owing to road accidents. According to a report of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the number of people who died due to car crashes in 2016 was 1.50 lakh, while the number reduced to 1.47 lakh, in 2017. The very next year, in 2018, it increased to 1.49 lakh.
Road Safety Week is observed in order to create awareness among the public regarding traffic rules, so that casualties on account of road accidents may be reduced. Due to lack of awareness, many lose their lives, and many undergo pain and suffering. The event, Road Safety Week, offers suggestions that each and every one of us can follow, to stop the needless number of deaths every day. This year, we are celebrating the 32nd Road Safety Week and its theme is ‘Be Safe yourself to save your family’.
MVJCE, in co-ordination with NSS Unit and Whitefield Traffic Police, organized this event on 16th February, 2021 in the MVJCE Auditorium. The Chief Guests for the event were Shri. Manjunath S R – Inspector, Whitefield Traffic Police Station, Shri. Thippeswamy – ACP, Whitefield Sub Division, Shri. Harish V – Sub Inspector, Whitefield Traffic Police Station and Shri. Nagaraj – RTO Inspector, KR Puram Division. The event was presided by Dr. M Brindha, Vice Principal, MVJCE, Prof. Vaman B Gudi, COE, MVJCE and Dr.Mahabaleshwarappa, Principal, MVJCE. Around 400 first year students were part of the event.
The event started with the welcome address by Dr. Mahabaleshwarappa, Principal, MVJCE, followed by a presentation on the rules and regulations that need to be followed when we are on road, in order to avoid accidents.
The event was completely interactive, where awareness was created among the students by the speakers, on the following topics:
- The importance of following traffic rules and regulations
- Movement of traffic on the road in a disciplined way and with utmost safety
- Understanding the road signs and traffic rules put up on the road
- Driving vehicles at desired levels of speed
Reduction of noise pollution and air pollution to a minimal level
After the presentation, Shri. Nagaraj, RTO Inspector, KR Puram Division, addressed the audience regarding the importance of possessing a Driving license. Later, Shri. Manjunath S. R., Inspector, Whitefield Traffic Police Station, created awareness on the Registration of vehicles.
Placards displaying various traffic rules were distributed to the students.
As a safety measure, the College requested Shri. Thippeswamy, ACP, Whitefield Sub Division, to have a speed breaker put up in front of the college and it was promised to be done within a week.
The event ended with the felicitation of all the Chief Guests by the Principal.
~~~~ “Be Safe yourself to save your family” ~~~~