CHANDIGARH: Government Houses Resident Welfare Society, Sector 22 (GH22RWS) organised a “” in association with Chandigarh Traffic Police at Aroma Traffic Junction to mark Rakhi celebrations on Sunday. Shashank Anand, SSP (traffic) of Chandigarh Police was also present on the occasion.
During the drive, the society gifted helmets to women who were found riding two-wheelers without helmets. Also, women, riding two-wheelers with helmets on, were presented with roses along with thank you cards.
Chandigarh administration has made helmets mandatory for women riding two-wheelers from 6th July, 2018. According to the new rule, only a Sikh (man or woman) wearing turban is exempted from the order. Earlier, women riding two-wheelers were also exempted from wearing helmets. “On , brothers promise to take care of safety and protection of their sisters and gifting helmets to women using two-wheelers is one such step to manifest the bond of such relationship”, said Vinod Vashisht, president of GHRWS-22.
SSP (traffic) Shashank Anand congratulated the society for organizing a befitting event on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan and encouraged both men and women to protect themselves by never failing to wear helmets. “Wear helmet as a crowning glory,” the SSP said to young women.
When DSP (admin) – traffic, Jaswinder Singh gifted a helmet to a woman riding two-wheeler, the woman did a return gesture by tying a rakhi on his wrist. DSP and his team motivated both women drivers and riders to always wear helmet for their safety and protection on roads.
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