In order to create awareness on “Road Safety”, NSS and YRC, Shift-I, Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), Tirupattur, in collaboration with Tirupattur District Police organized a “Road Safety Awareness Campaign” on 25.01.2022 at College Main Entrance.
The Programme began with the welcome address given by YRC President, Dr. R. Kurinji Malar. Delivering the presidential address, Rev. Dr. D. Maria Antony Raj SDB, Principal, Sacred Heart College, urged the students and public to follow safety measures given by the Tamilnadu Police. Speaking on the occasion, Mrs. Mangayarkarasi, Inspector of Police, Jolarpet, enumerated a list of safety measures needed such as: helmet - both for rider and pillions, moderate speed, avoiding alcohol and cell phone while driving.
Rev. Dr. D. Maria Antony Raj SDB, and Mrs. Mangayarkarasi inaugurated the campaign by awarding the bike riders who used helmet with a pen and earnestly appealed others without helmet to wear helmet by sticking a logo in Tamil “Wearing Helmet Saves Life” on the bonnet of bikes. Mr. Devendren, Inspector of Police, Khandili also joined the campaign and encouraged the students. The NSS and YRC Volunteers along with staff followed the campaign for all the bike riders. Dressed as “Yemen” (God of Death) two volunteers Poovarasan and Pavan Kumar warned the bikers (without helmet) of risking their lives and inviting death, in a comical way. All the other volunteers stood along the road with the placards in hands depicting the road safety slogans in Tamil such as “Wear helmet save lives” “slow speed very good” “speed thrills but kills” “drunken drive roadside burial”… and created awareness.
After two hours of awareness campaign the programme got over at 12 noon. 50 volunteers, faculties and police personnel actively participated in this noble campaign. The campaign reached out to a sizable number of general public of Tirupattur town in generating awareness about road safety measures. The programme was meticulously planned and coordinated by NSS Programme Officers Dr. M. Antony Arockiasamy, Dr. G. Mohan Gandhi, Dr. U. Ramesh and YRC President, Dr. R. Kurinji Malar. The whole programme was conducted strictly adhering to the SOP prescribed by the Tamilnadu Government.