AAPSU urges students to avoid reckless driving
NAHARLAGUN, Nov 23: The second day of the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union’s (AAPSU) traffic awareness campaign in collaboration with state police’s traffic cell commenced at Kankarnallah higher secondary school this morning.
The union sought to take forward its theme, ‘Each one teach one’, during the campaign, so that the students would further disseminate knowledge about traffic safety and wearing helmets to their friends and other members of the society.
Urging the students to avoid reckless driving, AAPSU president Takam Tatung advised them to follow traffic rules for their safety and for the safety of others. He said it was pathetic that most accidents in the Capital Complex happen to school children and to youths between 15-29 years of age due to reckless driving and mixing drinking with driving. Losing a single student’s life to accident is a big loss to the society and the state, he said.
Campaign chairman, AAPSU vice president Nabam Tadar along with personnel of the APP traffic cell, used a PowerPoint presentation to inform the students about the accident prone areas in the capital, and explained the causes of accidents.
The AAPSU team also conducted similar campaigns at Polo Colony higher secondary school and at KVK No 1.
At the Polo Colony school, the principal informed that though the school was upgraded in 2008 it is still without proper rooms for the principal, the vice principal and ministerial staff. He added that there are only 16 classrooms in the school, which are insufficient for the school’s 1500 students. Further, there are only two toilets in the school and no separate toilet for girls, he lamented.
Tatung urged the education department and the state government to look into the problem immediately. He also appealed to the APP traffic cell to deploy traffic police in the school areas during school hours and at departure time in order to decrease accidents in these areas.
Source: The Arunachal Times