ArriveSAFE in association with Chandigarh Traffic Police organized ‘BONDING FOR A SAFE LIFETIME JOURNEY’ on the auspicious occasion of Rakhi . The drive was undertaken to personally reach out to girls and women of the city with special Rakhis that attempt to solicit promise from their brothers about safe and responsible road behaviour. International volunteers from six countries along with female staff of Traffic police distributed 5000 ‘ArriveSAFE Rakhis’.
The campaign was sponsored by Go Global Consultants, Chandigarh.
A day prior to Rakhi a ‘Rakhi tying’ event was orgnanised at Delhi Public School , Sector 40 Chandigarh. Small kids tied Rakhi’s to the drivers and conductors of their buses. Kids also tied Rakhi’s to the team members of Chandigarh traffic police. This has been a unique attempt to reach drivers and conductors on the occasion of Rakshabandan – festival that instills commitment to protection. This first of its kind activity in whole of India was aimed to designate them as protector of vulnerable but promising pupils – the future of families, society and the nation.
Ms Reema Dewan, principal appreciated efforts undertaken by ArriveSAFE to inculcate the spirit of Road Safety in the young minds through this novel method. She stressed the needs for installation of speed governors in school buses and asked ArriveSAFE to conduct special sessions for senior school children who will be soon graduating to be licensed drivers. Similar event was organized at DAV International School Amrtisar.