Lucknow: All departments related to education will make united efforts to create awareness about road safety. In relation to the above, a joint meeting of Higher Education, Secondary Education, Basic Education, Technical Education and Vocational Education Departments was organized in Vidhan Bhavan under the chairmanship of State Higher Education Minister Yogendra Upadhyay.
In the meeting, Yogendra Upadhyay said that road safety is a sensitive subject in the present context, to spread awareness about this, the state government is organizing Road Safety Month from January 05 to February 04. To avoid loss of life and property in road accidents, it is necessary for the citizens of the state to follow the traffic rules and it is the responsibility of the education department to develop moral values among the citizens who imbibe the traffic rules themselves.
He directed that the topic of road safety should also be included in the Run for G-20 program to be organized on January 21. Essay competition on road safety should be organized in all the schools and colleges together on some day and oath for road safety should be administered in the assembly held in the schools/colleges. He said that our efforts will be more effective if these programs are organized simultaneously in all the institutes. He said that the Higher Education Department will soon include road safety in the college curriculum, and chapters related to road safety at the secondary and primary level or in the book of moral education will be beneficial.
In the meeting, Primary Education Minister Ashish Patel said that to make the campaign related to road safety more effective, students of technical colleges will be given traffic related work as project work. In this, students will suggest ways to streamline the busiest traffic intersections of their city. He said that hoardings/posters related to road safety awareness should also be put up in all educational institutions.
In the meeting, Minister of State for Secondary Education (Independent Charge) Mrs. Gulab Devi said that the Department of Secondary Education will also ensure its participation in making the road safety campaign organized under the efficient direction of the Chief Minister a success. Awareness programs will be organized in schools and students will make people aware in maximum numbers.
Minister of State for Business (Independent Charge) Kapil Dev Agarwal, Minister of State for Higher Education Rajni Tiwari, Principal Secretary Higher Education Dr. Sudhir M. Bobde, Special Secretary Technical Education and officers of all departments were present in the meeting.