On the occasion of Road Safety Week, JCI Mapusa conducted 25 projects to emphasise the importance of road safety.
In association with the Mapusa Traffic Cell, JCI conducted the ‘We Care For You’ campaign wherein riders without a helmet were stopped and given a rose and a booklet of traffic rules instead of a challan. The message given was “Today we give you a rose because you haven’t worn a helmet, but tomorrow if something happens to you we may have to put a garland on you”. To create maximum impact this campaign was conducted at the Gandhi Chowk which has a huge traffic inflow so as.
A project called ‘Igniting Safer Minds’, a candle-light rally for the public to share stories of road accidents they experienced, was also held. A video quiz was also part of the initiative, wherein the public were asked to identify traffic signals at the Friday market.
To get students involved, a road safety pledge was conducted in various schools of Mapusa, with various competitions like poster-making competitions, slogan-making competitions, quizzes, etc organised.
A walking rally of students, road safety awareness talks, distribution of flyers, a safety bike ride within Mapusa, air pressure checkup, painting of speed breakers, signature campaign, radium taping, cleaning of road signs and other such initiatives were also undertaken by JCI Mapusa in association with the Mapusa Traffic Cell.
During the closing ceremony of Road Safety Week retired assistant director of transport, Servo Fernandes spoke to the students, parents and teachers from Holy Cross High School, Bastora, Shree Bhagwati High School, Mandre High School, Saraswat Vidyalaya and New Goa’s GS Amonkar Vidya Mandir. The people of Sirsaim along with taxi drivers and rickshaw drivers were also given a road safety awareness talk.
JCI Mapusa also conducted a medical camp in association with AYUSH for the general public.