Tiruchirapalli

Special awareness programme held for schoolchildren in Tiruchi

Students being education on traffic rules.

Students being education on traffic rules.   | Photo Credit: M. Moorthy

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City students took part in an awareness programme covering traffic rules, self-defence and food habits at the Children’s Traffic Park here on Monday.

The programme, jointly organised by Tamil Nadu Commission for Protection of Child Rights (TNCPCR), Tiruchi City Police, Youth Exnora International and Junior Chamber International India Tiruchi, saw students learn about good touch and bad touch, good food habits, road traffic rules and behaviour. There was also a self-defence class for girls.

The programme kicked off on July 22 and within a week, about 2,200 students have attended the programme, said the organisers.

“Students get to learn things which cannot be taught in a school setting but is more important for everyday life. We want students to learn the skills and adopt it themselves and in their families,” said P. Mohan, State member, TNCPCR.

Special trainers are invited to teach each topic and the topics change from year to year, he said.

“We have had dental and eye screening camps and other events as part of this mega awareness programme. Children are able to influence their parents and bring about positive change. If children tell the parents that they will not go with them on the bike if they do not wear helmets, things will change,” he said.

Each school that takes part in the programme will be organised into a small team wherein they will compete to be the top five best traffic rules following schools. All will receive awards after a detailed report with photographs is submitted to the organisers..

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