TRAFFIC EDUCATION TO BE INTRODUCED IN SCHOOLS – CHIEF MINISTER

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Panaji: September 7, 2015 … Chief Minister Shri Laxmikant Parsekar has said that the Government has plans to introduce traffic education in the Schools and colleges.

Chief Minister was recently speaking after inaugurating a seminar on Management ofTransport (Traffic) in Goa in the distinguished presence of Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly Shri Rajendra Arlekar, Dy. Speaker Shri Anant Shet, Industries Minister Shri Mahadev Naik and Leader of Opposition Shri Pratapsingh Rane organised by the Goa Legislature Secretariat in co-ordination with Goa Legislature Forum at Goa Legislative Assembly, Secretariat..

the Chief Minister expressed concern over increasing number of death due to road accidents in the State.

 The Chief Minister said that every individual should realize that road safety is of paramount importance and should adhere to traffic safety rules. He urged for discipline driving to minimize road accidents occurring in the state. He said that 80% victims of road accidents are youth in the age group of 16 to 25years. He said the introduction of traffic education in educational institution will go a long way in creating greater awareness about traffic and road safety.  He urged the representatives to disseminate the information to others about traffic rules and regulation which they have gained at the seminar.

Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly Shri Rajendra Arlekar emphasized the need to follow traffic rules to avoid accident and save precious lives.

Leader of Opposition Shri Pratapsing Rane said that we have to take into consideration the interest of the pedestrian while driving so that no harm is caused to them. He stressed for imparting education to the students on road safety.

Dy. Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly Shri Anant Shet also spoke on the occasion.

Earlier Shri Victor Gonsalves, Vice President of Forum welcomed while Shri Mohan Amshekar later proposed vote of thanks. Shri Sadanand Malik, Ex MLA compered the function.

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