The Sixth Haryana State Level Road Safety Quiz Competition is scheduled for February 8, focusing on road safety. The competition will take place at the Government Post Graduate Women’s College in Sector-14, Panchkula. Senior officers from the police department are overseeing the preparations to ensure the successful organization of the competition.
Providing information about the event, Director General of Police Shatrujit Kapoor stated that the objective of this competition, centered around road safety, is to raise awareness among the general public through children. He mentioned that in this state-level competition, 12 students from each range and Commissionerate will participate.
Consequently, 108 students from 36 teams will take part in the competition. Kapoor noted that in the 2016-17 competition, over 44 lakh students from across the state participated, earning their place in the Limca Book of World Records.
He explained that students securing first, second, and third positions in this competition will be rewarded. Kapoor highlighted that preceding the state-level competition, preliminary competitions were held at the block, district, and range levels in the state’s schools. Students who excelled in these preliminary rounds will now participate in the state-level competition.
Kapoor mentioned that students for this competition are categorized into different age groups. The first category includes students from class 1st to class 5th, the second category comprises students from class 6th to class 8th, and the third category includes students from class 9th to class 12th. Study material related to road safety was provided to all these students, tailored to their respective categories. The curriculum has been designed with the students’ mental level in mind, ensuring they understand the facts related to road safety and traffic rules according to their age and educational level. The course material covers topics such as the importance of a driving license, road signs, the Motor Vehicle Act, traffic signs, precautions while traveling, and other facts related to overtaking, presented in a simple manner. This approach aims to equip students with knowledge that they can apply when they venture out on the roads with a vehicle.
It is noteworthy that under this campaign, 1,455,778 students participated in 2013, 3,413,814 students in 2014, 4,365,735 students in 2015, 4,495,784 students in 2017, and 3,032,611 students in 2018. Although it could not be organized during the Corona period, Director General of Police Mr. Shatrujit Kapoor decided to resume this campaign soon after taking charge in the police department.