BY TC News Desk
Agartala, October 17: A road safety awareness program was organized by the Department of Transport at Michael Madhusudan Datta College in Sabroom on Tuesday. The program aimed to educate the students and the local people about the importance of following the road rules and avoiding accidents.
The program was inaugurated by the District Transport Officer, who was the chief guest of the event. He said that the program was part of the district administration’s initiative to ensure road safety during the upcoming Puja festival. He urged everyone to be responsible and careful while driving or walking on the roads.
The District Motor Vehicle Inspectors, Shubhajit Majumder and Jahar Reang, were also present at the program. They spoke about the various aspects of road safety, such as keeping the roads clear of obstructions, helping the accident victims without fear of legal hassles, and following the Supreme Court directives on road safety.
The Acting Principal of the college, Dr Kamal Acharjee, presided over the program. He expressed his concern over the rising number of road accidents in the country, especially among students. He said that many students lose their lives or become disabled due to road accidents caused by ignorance or negligence of the road rules. He stressed on the need for creating awareness among the rural students, who mostly walk to school, about the safe travel practices.
He thanked the Department of Transport for organizing such a useful program and hoped that it would have a positive impact on the road safety awareness of the students and the local population. He concluded the program with a vote of thanks.