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Street play, quiz contest marks 28th road safety week at Lafarge Jojobera

Jamshedpur, Jan. 12: On the occasion of 28th Road Safety Week, Lafarge India’s Jojobera Cement Plant (JCP) in association with the Jamshedpur Traffic Department organised a street play for the JCP transporters and truck drivers in the plant’s truck parking area.

‘Peoples Association for Theatre’, a professional group, put up an entertaining performance, which also gave a clear message on causes of road accidents and their prevention, traffic rules and Lafarge India’s road safety rules.

According to a press communiqué issued by the company, health and safety is the number one priority for Lafarge India, and it has been our constant endeavour to provide a secure and nurturing environment for our employees, and other external stakeholders.

We employ various initiatives like defensive driving training for all personnel, monthly gate meetings, and street plays, to instil similar levels of commitment to logistics safety within everyone associated with our organisation.

Manoj Agarwal, Vice President, JCP, when speaking at the event said, “Logistics safety is an important pillar in road safety for Lafarge.

We counsel and educate drivers and even the transporter community to get them to understand their responsibility in mitigating the risks while driving on roads and highways.

As responsible citizens, it is imperative that we observe traffic rules while driving or walking to ensure not only our own safety; but also of those around us.” Vivekanand Thakur, DSP Traffic; who emphasised the need to follow traffic rules. He stated that public awareness was important in creating better and responsible citizens.

As part of the celebrations, a quiz competition conducted by Shrikant Singh, assistant general manager, safety for the drivers, and prizes were also distributed. Bijay Khan, General Secretary, Lafarge India Employee Union (LIEU) and Sanjeev Srivastava, secretary (LIEU) along with senior members from the plant team and employees lent support and encouragement with their presence.

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