The Assam Transport Department along with the rest of the country is observing the 31st National Road Safety Week from January 11th, 2020 and is slated to continue till January 17th, 2020.
The week-long program marks awareness sessions for the commuters on the importance of following traffic rules and take up road safety measures to avoid untoward incidents.
To mark the event the District Transport department officials in Nalbari along with the Nalbari police took up Gandhigiri in the streets to teach a lesson to traffic violators who do not wear helmets and fasten seat belts. Instead of issuing challans the officials gave roses to traffic rule violators as part of the awareness drive.
The officials who were present at the Paikasuri chowk, Jilikoni chowk, Harimandir Chowk along with other areas offered red roses to errant drivers for not obeying traffic rules and regulations. This unique initiative has attracted the attention of many.
Gandhigiri is a neologism in India which is used to express the tenets of Gandhism (non-violence) in contemporary terms.
The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, observes the second week of January every year as Road Safety Week. Meanwhile, the Council has appealed its members and patrons to observe the National Road Safety Week in a grad scale by undertaking various activities to achieve the objectives.
Photo: Hirak Deka