- Hundreds of LPU students were trained about defensive road usage by instructors from Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE)
- LPU student volunteers also donated 260 Blood Units
Sharing the road accident incidents, facts and figures, guest faculty from IRTE Dr Arun Pahwa awakened students about understanding to be made and precautions to be taken for being responsible and safe on the roads. The broad workshop on traffic systems served another great purpose of the society by alerting young students against the adverse effects of alcohol consumption in their adolescent & developing age. As per the target of Diageo foundation, Mr Pahwa also focused this national training program on preventing drink driving and educating university students on the dangers of underage drinking. IRTE also hosted a quiz program for participating students and awarded cash prizes to the winning students on behalf of Ministry of Road Transport & Highways.
Participating students Sanchay, Namita, Sapna, Pratick and others shared: “Workshop was very informative and mesmerizing. The instructor was very interactive to reach to our level and trained us in an effective way.” Prior to this workshop, socially awakened LPU student volunteers have also donated 260 units of blood under LPU banner ‘Samarpan’. As one unit of blood saves three lives, LPU students have come forward in saving 780 lives.
LPU Pro Chancellor Mrs Rashmi Mittal congratulated the organizers and the participating students for a society oriented workshop. Mrs Mittal said: “I am sure that our students have been benefitted through this training in all areas of traffic management and road safety. In fact, we are open to other organizations as well to impart such workshops and trainings to youth for ultimate benefit of the society. I personally feel that it is necessary to make students aware of the hazards of the road as well as to develop an attitude of defensive road usage amongst them.”