Ambala, Haryana: Children are very impulsive by nature especially when it comes to having to walk on roads. Because of their undaunted and undeterred behavior, it is even difficult for parents to make them walk on sideways and within rules. So in order to propagate the understanding and reasoning as to why should it be conveyed amongst this sensitive and vulnerable section of the society, the drug abuse eradication program of Divya  Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan, Bodh conducted a 1.5 hour session with 200 students of Govt High School, Nagla Jattan, Saha  in Ambala.

Making walking on roads an act of 'Safar' not 'Suffer' | Ambala, Haryana

According to the WHO’s report on Road Accidents, More than 270 000 pedestrians lose their lives on the world’s roads each year accounting for 22% of the total 1.24 million road traffic deaths. Therefore, to decrease the death toll on roads, the problem needs to be addressed through multifarious ends.

Making walking on roads an act of 'Safar' not 'Suffer' | Ambala, Haryana

Under the campaign ‘suffer or safar’ – a state of art campaign for checking the increasing no. of road accidents in the state of Haryana, awareness on drinking and driving, investigating upon the unbounded availability of alcohol along the highways, discouraging the display of fascinating promotional posters and hoardings of alcoholic beverages across the roads and getting the enforcement and checking securities up to the mark for users are the prime objectives.

The program was well received by the students along with the teachers and school authorities. Towards the end, some of the handy precautionary steps like proper follow up of the zebra crossing line, always walking at the left and having to walk on the footpaths, respectfully obeying the traffic lights, the traffic rules  and many more of such eminent regulations were also given to the students.

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