Guwahati, Jan 31: Young Indians (YI) in association with the Guwahati City Traffic Police launched a campaign today ‘Horn Not Ok Please – Avoid unnecessary Honking’. This is a tion-wide campaign carried out by YI, the youth wing of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) against unnecessary honking spreading social awareness on road ethics, responsible parking and initiating action at the community level to reduce the growing mece of vehicle honking.
Budhindra Morang, Additiol DCP while addressing the media said, “Many of us lack knowledge on traffic rules and regulations. And this lack of knowledge adds to congestion and unwanted noise pollution. Unnecessarily honking of cars is not a solution to heavy traffic; therefore this is what we along with YI want to make people aware about. We are sure with this campaign we can reach out to as many people as possible.”
Mehtaj Zaman Ahmed, Chairperson, Young Indians, Guwahati Chapter, said, “We were looking at conducting an awareness campaign from January 31 to March 31 with the aim of reaching out to a larger audience with our central message for reducing noise pollution while driving and also promote road safety measures. We have, therefore, joined hands with Guwahati City Traffic Police to make the campaign an impactful one.”
As part of the campaign a lot of activities have been lined up – panel discussion, installation of Horn Not Ok Zone Boards in select spaces in the city, road markings at select bus stops, roundabouts and a lot more.
Also present at the dais were Nitesh Agarwal, Chair, HNOP, YI; Hamad Berlashker, Chair, Entrepreneurship and Kaushik Barua, tiol Chair, Swacch Bharat.
In addition to the above activities a slogan writing competition was also organised among students of the city. Siddhant Chatterjee, a class 7th student of Faculty Higher Secondary School, Davis I. Khathar, B.Sc. 6th semester student of Guwahati College and Marti Gogoi, class 10th student of Modern High School were awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize respectively by Budhindra Morang.