By Sanjay Pahwa : Desh Bhagat Institute of Management & Computer Sciences organized a seminar in connection with the “Road Safety Week”, under the patronage of Desh Bhagat Group Chairman, Dr. Zora Singh. The seminar was conducted in collaboration with Traffic Police Fatehgarh Sahib. Prof. Shalini Gupta, Director General of Desh Bhagat Group, while welcoming the guests said that it is the duty of every citizen to follow road safety rules while driving any vehicle so that precious human lives can be saved. She further said that NSS Volunteers of the institute are ready to cooperate with the police in making the public aware of traffic rules and the institute will honour those students who distinguish themselves in this field. It was agreed unanimously by the students, faculty and staff of Desh Bhagat Group of Institutes to undergo First Aid Training, seek knowledge of road symbols and participate as traffic volunteers with traffic police, Punjab.
District Traffic Incharge Inspector Vikas Sabharwal and Sub Inspector Hari Chand, while apprising the audience about the traffic rules, said that human life is very precious and if once lost, it can not be got back. They said that while driving two wheelers, the people must wear helmets and while driving cars, the seat belts must be used. They said that while driving any vehicle, the mobile phones should be switched off and drunken driving should be a taboo. They suggested that special precautions should be taken while overtaking any vehicle. They educated the students about the various traffic signs and advised them to follow these signs while driving any vehicle. They informed the audience that in the whole of Fatehgarh Sahib District there were only 14 murder cases whereas 350 people lost their lives in road accidents!
While answering to the questions of the students, the traffic police officials suggested that traffic education should be made a part of syllabi right from the primary level so that the students learn to observe the traffic rules spontaneously. It was emphasised that the problem of traffic congestion was a serious problem and it needs to be solved on priority basis. It was also remarked that the driving licenses should be issued only after proper screening and training of the applicants.