Yamraj Spreads Road Safety Awareness In Bhubaneswar

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09 February 2019

Snighdha Chandan Das

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Bhubaneswar: With the nation observing the Road Safety week, 'Yamraj' - the god of death as per Hindu mythology, was seen on a busy street in Odisha's Capital city on Saturday spreading awareness about traffic rules.

Reportedly, Bhubaneswar Goods Transport Association had organised a public awareness programme on road safety at Rasulgarh Square in Bhubaneswar.

Various members of Bhubaneswar Truck Owners' Association, Mini Truck Owners Association, school children, Scouts and Guides and social activists had participated in the event.

President of the Bhubaneswar Goods Transport Association said, 400 persons every day are dying in the country due to road accidents which is a matter of great concern.

He urged for inclusion of road safety education in school syllabus. Children asking their parents to wear helmet and seat belt will help in enforcement of road safety measures.

During the awareness programme, volunteers greeted the persons wearing helmets with a rose and thanked them for following road safety rules.

The persons not wearing helmets were greeted by the 'Yamraj', who hit the defaulters with his mace and instructed them to follow the rules for their safety as well as others.

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Birabar Sahu, Yamraj

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Niranjan Praharaj, President, Bhubaneswar Goods Transport Association