Goa traffic police to conduct traffic education programmes

 

The Superintendent of Police, traffic, Mr Vishram U Borkar, said that 24th National Road Safety Week will be observed from January 1 to 7, 2013 in the state.
 
Mr Borkar said that this year the theme is ‘Stay Alive, Don’t Drink & Drive’. Goa Traffic Police being one of the stakeholders has decided to undertake various activities during this week for spreading the Road Safety Awareness amongst all road users including pedestrians and students.
 
Goa Traffic Police will be conducting various traffic education programmes all over Goa covering students, road users, motorists etc.
 
Besides these, following are the competitions organised to create awareness amongst the school children and citizens on traffic rules and disciplines.
 
An essay competition will be held for senior citizens on topic ‘Traffic Problems Then & Now – What Younger Generation should learn from us?’ The essay should be of maximum 500 words and the best three entries will be awarded Rs 3,000, Rs 2,000 and Rs 1,000 respectively.
Besides essay writing competition will be held for higher secondary students and the topic will be ‘Traffic Rules and Your Parents.’ The essay should be of maximum 500 words and the best three entries will be awarded Rs 3,000, Rs 2,000 and Rs 1,000 respectively and three consolation prizes of Rs 500 each.
 
Goa traffic department has organised photography competition which will be an open category competition. The topic will be ‘Traffic through the Eyes of Citizens’ and the best three entries will be awarded Rs 3,000, Rs 2,000 and Rs 1,000 respectively and three consolation prizes of Rs 500 each.
 
Poster drawing competition will be an open category competition with topic ‘Thanking a Thankless Job – Traffic Cop’ and the best three entries will be awarded Rs 3,000, Rs 2,000 and Rs 1,000 respectively and three consolation prizes of Rs 500 each.
 
Poster drawing competition will be only for college students. The topic will be ‘Family Trauma After Accident’ and the best three entries will be awarded Rs 3,000, Rs 2,000 and Rs 1,000 respectively and three consolation prizes of Rs 500 each.
 
Drawing competition will be for students of Class VIII to X with topic ‘Traffic – Your Idea (Good, Bad & Ugly).’ The best three entries will be awarded Rs 3,000, Rs 2,000 and Rs 1,000 respectively and three consolation prizes of Rs 500 each.
 
Slogan competition on Traffic Scenario will be an open category competition and the best three entries will be awarded Rs 500, Rs 300 and Rs 200 respectively and three consolation prizes of Rs 150 each.
The department has also organised On the Spot Quiz Contest. The said contest will be held on road by randomly stopping the motorists as well as the students while giving road safety lectures. He/she will be asked three simple questions pertaining to traffic laws and on the spot prize will be awarded to those answering all three questions correctly.
The entries for all the above contests except drawing competition should reach the office of the Superintendent of Police, Traffic, Traffic Headquarters, Near Joggers Park, Altinho, Panaji on or before January 15, 2013 by 5 p.m.
 
As regards to the drawing competition it is informed that it will be conducted by traffic police in the participating schools itself on January 15. The drawing material like papers and crayons will be made available by traffic police to the students, says press note. [NT]