Udhampur: As a part of the celebration of ongoing 29th National Road Safety Week, an orientation cum awareness camp was organized by the Motor Vehicle Department, (MVD), in collaboration with transport union Udhampur in the Conference Hall of DC Office Complex Udhampur here today.
District Development Commissioner, Udhampur Ravinder Kumar who is also the chairman of District Road Safety Committee, Udhampur was the chief guest while Senior Superintendent of Police Rayees Bhat was the guest of honour on the occasion.
More than 150 passenger vehicles drivers and conductors of the district including operators of commercial vehicles participated in the awareness programme.
While addressing the camp, DC said that Drivers and Conductors is the part and parcel of our society. He sought cooperation of drivers and conductors in spreading the message of road safety and in making the road safety week meaningful. He said that the overloading, rash and negligent driving and over speeding, use of mobile phone while driving the vehicle are main causes of road accidents. He asked the drivers and conductors to observe the traffic rules.
SSP Udhampur also spoke on the occasion and advised the drivers and conductor to avoid rash driving, over speeding, wrong parking.
During the awareness camp, ARTO, Udhampur Kuldeep Singh gave detailed resume on account of 29th road safety week celebration in the district. He informed the drivers and conductors about the importance of observance of Road Safety Rules and adherence to traffic norms to ensure safety on the roads.
A symposium competition was organized by the Motor Vehicle department on 3rd day of ongoing Celebration of 29th road safety week. Around 200 students from 27 different educational institution participated in the contest.
Later, DDC accompanied by SSP Udhampur issued PSV Badge among the authorized drivers who participated in the awareness programmes. On the occasion, DC also administered a road safety pledge to all the participants as well as the representatives.