Panaji: july 2015 …. The South District Collector, Shri Sachin Shinde has initiated and have undertaken various activities for creating awareness about Road Safety. The activities which had started on July 23, 2015 will continue for a fortnight. Helmet Rally, SMS alerts, Advisory to staff, Human Chain are some of the things palnned and organized during the fortnight.
The District Collector have decided to flood the entire district with banners, hoardings, kiosks overnight for a whole week creating awareness of Safety on road Banners, Hoardings and Kiosk campaign to be held in the first week of August 2015. The Collector has planned to print a number of Banners and paint the Kiosk throughout the city of Margao, around the Complex compound wall, along the Highways through various Mamlatdar for creating the awareness of Safety on road. Similarly, hoarding, at least 2 in every Taluka, will be painted propagating the message of use of helmet. Mobile hoarding, i.e vehicle mounted hoarding will be stationed in Education institution like Higher Secondary, Colleges which will continuously display messages on Road Safety.
Human Chain has also been planned on July 28, 2015 wherein Group of volunteers of Rotary, Rotaract and inner wheel will be participating by holding human chain continuously starting from Collectorate, stretching till Colva Circle with kiosks and boards in hand showing importance of Helmets and other points regarding Road Safety.
Shri Shinde has planned to issue an Advisory for its Staff on July 29, 2015. The advisory which will be issued and circulated amongst all the employees of the Collectorate as well as the offices housed in the Matanhy Saldanha Administrative Complex, Margao will lay stress on the importance of Road Safety measures and use of helmets.
Helmet Rally flagged off by the Dy. Chief Minister, Shri Francisco D’ Souza started the campaign on the Road Safety on July 23, 2015. The rally which was taken from Margao to Colva saw active participation of students from colleges. All the riders wore ISI mark helmets. Banners and placards with different message of road safety were prominently displayed on jeeps and bikes following it.
SMS Alerts with Wear Helmet For Your Safety” and “Those Who Wear Helmets Properly, Reach Home Safely” were sent to the public, spreading the awareness about Road Safety. The South Collectorate have a data comprising of over 10,000 phone numbers who were informed of the importance of wearing of helmets.