Jamshedpur: Parivartan, the 10 day long road safety and traffic awareness campaign of district police came to a conclusion on Friday with several hundred students, citizens and representatives of various organizations taking a pledge to drive safely and abide by the traffic laws.
In a bid to mark the conclusion of the campaign, students of various city schools and colleges and representatives of different organizations gathered at the JRD Tata Sports Complex during a function organized to take safety and compliance pledge and unite against the evil of road accidents and fatalities.
The senior superintendent of police (SSP), East Singhbhum, Amol Venukant Homkar, SP (city) Karthik S and managing director of Jusco Ashish Mathur led other stakeholders of the campaign during the programme. They acknowledged the massive support lent to the cause of road safety and traffic awareness by the principals of city schools and colleges and other organizations including various media houses.
Members of Jamshedpur Diocese played a pivotal role in the entire campaign under the leadership of Bishop Felix Toppo of Jamshedpur Diocese. Daryl Pareira, coordinator of Parivartan, worked really hard to make the campaign a grand success as was evident from the words of appreciation coming from the stakeholders.
Addressing the gathering, the SSP said the campaign had not ended with the felicitation function. Rather, the ‘traffic movement’ had actually started today with so many people coming together to make city roads safer and the city people more aware and vigilant than ever before, he said.
The SSP said the campaign was made successful by a number of stakeholders including transport union, auto rickshaw drivers’ union, corporate and media houses, Jamshedpur Diocese, academic institutions, Singhbhum Chamber of Commerce and Industry and numerous other commercial, social and cultural outfits.
The Jusco MD, too, praised the partners of the campaign for their relentless support to the cause of traffic awareness movement. He said Jusco was a constant companion in every cause for humanity and safe living.
Earlier, radio jockeys interacted with the students sitting in the pavilion and engaged them in a light-hearted conversation over traffic rules and the need to comply with them.
Imitation of Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra and Nana Patekar came handy to drive the point home as the students responded with reverberating voice of determination for strict compliance with the traffic rules.