The Sixth Haryana State Level Road Safety Quiz Competition was held today at the Government Women’s College, Sector-14, Panchkula, focusing on promoting road safety awareness. Shatrujeet Kapur, Director General of Police, Haryana, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
During the event, DGP Kapur felicitated the winning participants, offering his congratulations and motivating other students to strive for excellence in the future.Addressing the participants, Shatrujeet Kapur, Director General Police, Haryana, emphasized the crucial role of instilling road safety awareness from a young age. He lauded the competition’s objective to cultivate a habit of traffic rule adherence among students. Highlighting the grim reality of approximately 2.25 lakh annual road accident fatalities in India, Kapur underscored the collective effort needed to minimize this number.
To achieve this goal, the Haryana Police has meticulously developed curriculum materials customized for different age groups and educational levels. These materials, meticulously derived from global driving manuals and practices, effectively communicate crucial messages about responsible driving, road safety, and skill development. Tailored to ensure ease of understanding, these resources empower students with the knowledge and skills to navigate roads safely and responsibly, he added.
The Road Safety Quiz competition boasts a rich history. In 2013, then-Inspector General of Police, Faridabad, Shatrujeet Kapur envisioned and launched this initiative as a pilot program. Since then, it has blossomed into an annual tradition, contributing significantly to reducing road accidents. This year alone, a staggering 21,757 schools and colleges participated, involving an estimated 42 lakh students.
Beyond the quiz, the Haryana Police has partnered with Maruti to create impactful short films that effectively communicate road safety messages to the public. This multi-pronged approach ensures that the message of safe driving reaches a wide audience, fostering a culture of responsible behaviour on our roads.
During the program, IG Traffic Hardeep Doon welcomed the guests and highlighted the initiatives taken in the field of road safety. Doon stressed the significance of children in spreading the message of road safety and acknowledged the competition’s role in raising awareness among both children and their parents. Panchkula DCP Sumer Pratap Singh extended gratitude to the guests present at the program.
Shatrujeet Kapur awarded outstanding students in the competition with laptops and appreciation certificates. Additionally, he recognized officers and employees for commendable work in the field of road safety.
The event saw the presence of IG Traffic Hardeep Doon, IG Telecom Y Puran Kumar, Deputy Commissioner Panchkula Sushil Sarwan, DCP Sumer Pratap Singh, DCP Mukesh Malhotra, SP Rajesh Kalia, SP Pushpa, and many other officers.”