Bhandari for strict observance of traffic norms

Road safety week at Katra-15KATRA: As part of observance of the 25th Road Safety Week an awareness rally was jointly organised by the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board and the Motor Vehicle Department at Katra today.
Dr. Mandeep K. Bhandari, Chief Executive Officer, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, who was the Chief Guest on the occasion, flagged of the rally from Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Spiritual Growth Centre to Government Higher Secondary School, Katra, in which a large number of students of various educational institutions of Katra and its adjoining areas participated. The theme of this year’s Road Safety Week is “When on the Road Always Say Pehle Aap”.
The students participating in the rally were having placards in their hands with slogans on road safety week passed through different locations of the town reached at the Government Higher Secondary School where the rally was culminated.
Addressing the students before flagging off the rally, Dr. Bhandari emphasised the greater need for strict enforcement and observance of traffic norms to make roads safe for road users. He said that a large number of precious lives are lost every year due to road accidents and called upon one and all to contribute to minimize the road accidents by following traffic rules and regulations.
The CEO said that students can play a pivotal role in enlarging awareness about traffic norms and called upon them to be the messengers of road safety so that the aims and objectives behind organising such events are realized. He complimented the Motor Vehicle Department for organising the Road Safety Week Rally.
Mr. Kulbir Singh, Additional SP, Katra, threw light on the preventive measures to be adopted by the road users to minimise road accidents.
Dr. Jagdish Mehra, Project Officer, DRDA, Reasi, dwelt on the aims and objects of organising the students rally.
Mr. Rakesh Wazir, Chief Warden, Civil Defence, Katra, lauded the Shrine Board and the Motor Vehicle Department for creating awareness about traffic rules.
Mr. Rajesh Gupta, ARTO, Reasi, Mr. Sham Lal Kesar, President, Hotel and Restaurant Association, Katra, Mr. Shiv Kumar Sharma, President, J&K, Indian Style Wrestling Association, officers of the Shrine Board, heads of various educational institutions, prominent citizens, teachers and students in large number were present on the occasion.