The Ministry of Land Transport and Light Rails has launched a drawing competition on Road Safety for primary school students. This drawing contest seeks to hold children as messengers for road safety. The theme “Street for Life” requires the engagement of parents to guide their kids in developing their creativity regarding road safety in their respective drawing.
All the drawings of the children are published on Facebook page of Radio One where the public could vote for the best paintings via like and share. All people encouraged to promote road safety by like and share the pictures on the Facebook page of Radio One. The name and picture of the winner with his drawing would be posted on Facebook and announced on the radio during peak time on 30 June 2020.
The 12 best paintings will be awarded with the following prize:
1st prize – Rs10,000
2nd prize – Rs7, 000
3rd prize – Rs5,000
4th prize to 12 prize – Rs3,000
Note that every four minutes a child is prematurely lost on the roads of this world. Many more are injured and often severely handicapped. These traumatic events cause immense suffering and grief and drive to economic hardship for families and friends.
A shift in the mindset of every individual is desperately felt to ensure that roads serve the needs of and are safe for all users, including children, but also other vulnerable groups, such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. Such a change is imperative for ongoing efforts to promote a safe and healthy lifestyle.
The challenges in the field of road safety are to curtail the increasing number of road fatalities. The main causes of road accidents are lack of courtesy and respect. The spirit of this competition is to reaffirm the commitment in advocating that “Street is for Life” and not lead to death. However, our behavior on the road may kill.
The Ministry wishes good luck to all the participants.