Strap up seat belts and helmets while driving, stay off cell phones and abide by traffic regulations, were some of the reminders issued by A. Alexander Mohan, inspector general of police - central zone, before flagging off a rally on road safety and eye donation organised by all Lions Clubs of Tiruchi here recently.

Around 1200 persons, including NCC cadets and NSS volunteers from various city schools and colleges, took out a rally highlighting two issues requiring increased awareness. The ‘mega rally for journey for sight and road safety’ commenced from Khadi Craft, opposite Tiruchi Junction and culminated at St.John’s Vestry A.I. H.S.School. R.Murugesan, district governor, Lions District 324- A2 felicitated participants.

Pamphlets distributed

Students distributed pamphlets with succinct slogans like ‘one eye donation can make two blind people see’. N.Shanmugavel and K.Prem, vice district governors and S.Vedhanayakam, district chairperson, Journey for sight and S.Chezhiyan, district chairperson, Road Safety participated.