Students and local traffic police are in the road to raise awareness with pamphlets and brochure. (Kishan Sangeet/Republica)
LAMJUNG, Jan 30: Students have started an awareness campaign for driver and pedestrians following the increment in the road accidents in the district.
More than 150 students of Jana Bikas Secondary School and Vidhya Bikas Secondary School have joined in a campaign of awareness to minimize road accidents. They gave information about traffic rules and instructions and distributed pamphlets to pedestrians and drivers.
One of the participants Saroj Ghimire informed that they organized the campaign awareness in Manange Chautara, Bhimsensthan, Narayansthan, Jhingekhola and Sere Bajar of Besisahar. He said, “The accidents are increasing due to the carelessness of drivers and pedestrians, so we conducted awareness programs to make them responsible and attentive."
During the campaign, they distributed posters, pamphlets and stickers about traffic rules to the pedestrians and driver. The campaign was jointly organized by Office of District Traffic Police and Community Service Center Besi Sahar. “The solo efforts of traffic police is not enough to minimize road accidents, so different awareness campaigns are being conducted with the collaboration of schools, campuses, community service centers, youth clubs, social organizations and local mother groups”, said traffic constable Bhumiraj Ghimire. According to Ghimire, the road accidents are decreasing in the district following the conduction of such programs.
Chief of District Traffic Police Bir Bahadur Adhikari said, “Different campaigns were launched in the district to minimize road accidents and make the public acquainted with traffic safety."