Dibrugarh: The weeklong ‘National Road Safety Week’, which kicked off here on January 11 this year, was concluded on Friday with an all-women bike rally and public meeting.
The Deputy Commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha flagged off the bike rally at Chowkidinghi PlayGround in the morning in presence of Superintendent of Police Srijeet T, District Transport Officer Sadananda Gogoi, Senior M.V.I Officer Dhananjoy Saikia, Officer in Charge of the Sadar Police Station Rajiv Saikia and Sr. Journalist and member of RTA I Ahmed and other officials of DTO and police departments.
A total of 62 women participated in the rally, which passed through the main town and later culminated at the DTO Office in Phoolbagan.
The public meeting which was held at the premises of DTO office with the Additional Deputy Commissioner Dipu Kumar Deka in the chair was attended by RTA members I Ahmed and P Gogoi, former Professor of Political Science, Dibru College, Dr. Ranjit Sinha, Principal of Barbaruah Junior College, Monoranjan Hazarika, Senior Journalist Ratan Hazarika and DTO Sadananda Gogoi.
Speakers in their respective speeches emphasized on the need to follow traffic rules to avoid accidents. Highlighting the increasing numbers of causalities in the country, speakers earnestly appealed all to follow traffic rules on the road, which would minimize road mishaps and save lives. They called upon the youths to wear helmets while riding two-wheeler vehicles and use seat-belts while driving cars. They also highlighted the social impact of the traffic mishap and called upon the parents to make their children aware about traffic rules before handing over the keys of bikes or cars to them.