Youth in hundreds take part in ‘Road safety’ rally; Minister pooh-poohs rift in state Cong

Hundreds of youngsters and senior citizens took part in the road safety rally ‘Yuvajanara Nadige Raste Surakshe Kadege,’ organised in the city on Sunday.

The rally was flagged off by PWD and District In-charge Minister Dr H C Mahadevappa in presence of international athlete Arjun Devaiah.

Speaking on the occasion Arjun said, “Traffic rules must be sensitised among the general public. Even today we see thousands of people riding without helmet, speaking on mobile phones while riding and driving a vehicle and many cases of drunk and drive. Youngsters must come forward and create more awareness on traffic rules and educate people on the effects of violating traffic rules.”

“In recent times we have come across many incidents where people instead of taking the accident victims to the hospital, start taking pictures and videos. The humanitarian approach has drastically declined among the general public,” he added.

Earlier, he administered the traffic oath to the participants to follow traffic rules and not to violate it. The participants took out the rally through the main thoroughfares in the city.

MLA Vasu, Mayor M J Ravikumar, Deputy Mayor Rathna Lakshman, Deputy Commissioner D Randeep, participants from various educations institutions, NGOs and other organisations were present.

There is no rift in state Cong: Mahadevappa

Speaking to media persons after participating in the rally, Mahadevappa said, “There is no dispute among leaders in the state Congress. Reports’ stating that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and KPCC President G Parameshwar have a difference of opinion is no truth. The state Congress Coordination Committee meeting is scheduled today in Bengaluru and all Congress leaders are taking part in the meeting.”

Answering a query on ‘Diary issue,’ the minister said, “I have clearly mentioned that there is no link between the alleged entries made in the diary and me.” To another question on cabinet reshuffle, Dr Mahadevappa said, “I am not aware about any Cabinet reshuffle.”

District Administration in association with Department of Road Transport and Police Department jointly organised a programme ‘Youth’s walk towards road safety’ near the Oval Grounds.

 

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