YUPIA, 27 Jan: The Papum Pare district transport office in collaboration with the district administration and the police department launched a road safety awareness programme with the theme ‘Good Samaritan’ at the ITI campus here on Wednesday.
Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu asked the ITI students to be Good Samaritans and spread the message of road safety norms and traffic rules to reduce road accidents.
Stating that drunk-driving and stray animals on the roads are major causes of road accidents, the DC emphasized the need for creating awareness and educating the public on road safety.
He requested the State Road Safety Council to place fund and logistic support with the DTO for smooth conduct of the road safety campaign. The DC also congratulated young ‘Good Samaritan’ Nabam Nikum, of Seema village in Sagalee, for being felicitated on the occasion.
SP Neelam Nega said “one should always try to do good things for others.
He lauded the DTO and her team for their initiative and assured them of every possible assistance from the police department.
Yupia NIT Director Prof P Mohan spoke on the ‘Good Samaritan law’ and its various aspects, while resource person Ani Siram from the Itanagar road safety lead agency oriented the participants on road safety measures and the Good Samaritan law.
Good Samaritan Nabam Nikum also shared his experiences, while students of the Yupia ITI presented a skit titled ‘Good Samaritan’. (DIPRO)