TNIE-Hero MotoCorp road safety drive concludes in Kochi

The next leg of the campaign took place at the Traffic Enforcement Unit (East) office.
Justice Devan Ramachandran of the Kerala High Court flagging off the Ride Safe India Campaign at High Court on Wednesday. TNIE Resident Editor (Kerala) Kiran Prakash and General Manager (Kerala) P Vishnu Kumar are also seen
Justice Devan Ramachandran of the Kerala High Court flagging off the Ride Safe India Campaign at High Court on Wednesday. TNIE Resident Editor (Kerala) Kiran Prakash and General Manager (Kerala) P Vishnu Kumar are also seen Photo | A Sanesh

KOCHI: The two-day ‘Road Safety Campaign’ organised by The New Indian Express in association with Hero MotoCorp, aimed at promoting road safety and helmet usage, concluded on Wednesday. The second day of the campaign saw over 300 helmets being distributed to members of the Social Health Club of St Joseph’s College at Kalamassery, the students and faculty of SCMS Kalamassery, techies working at Infopark, the traffic police personnel of the Traffic Enforcement Unit (West) and the Kerala High Court staff.

Day two of the event began at 7.30 am on the campus of St Joseph’s College. The event was held at the Social Health Club of the college and was inaugurated by Fr Kuruvilla Marottickal, director of the Social Health Club. The event was attended by Fr Thomas Pereppadan, in charge of St Joseph Church Kalamassery and P Vishnu Kumar, General Manager of The New Indian Express. Fifty helmets and T-shirts were distributed to the members of the Social Health Club. Fr Marottickal flagged off the road rally.

Anoop Varkey, Deputy Transport Commissioner, flagging off the event at Infopark, Kakkanad, as part of the campaign
Anoop Varkey, Deputy Transport Commissioner, flagging off the event at Infopark, Kakkanad, as part of the campaignPhoto | A Sanesh

The next event, which was held at SCMS at Kalamassery, was inaugurated by G Sashi Kumar, the principal of the SCMS group of institutions. Prathik Nayar, deputy director of the SCMS group of institutions, and P V Praveena, head of the Department of Management Studies, participated. The students and faculty were given the helmets. A rally was flagged off by the principal.

The next leg of the campaign took place at the Traffic Enforcement Unit (East) office. The rally, here, was flagged off by Assistant Commissioner of Police Sheen Tharayil. The campaign also saw helmets being distributed to motorists who were nabbed by the traffic police at Edapally Junction for not wearing helmets. The Ride Safe Campaign tag-lined ‘Your Safety Our Priority’ saw helmets being distributed to techies at the Infopark at Kakkanad. Deputy Transport Commissioner Anoop Varkey inaugurated the event and distributed more than 60 helmets to the techies. The event at Infopark was facilitated by Progressive Techies, a welfare group. At a function held at the Kochi City Traffic Enforcement Unit (West) Circle Inspector Nissam S flagged off the rally and handed out 14 helmets to the cops. The campaign came to a close at the High Court. Justice Devan Ramachandran flagged off a two-wheeler rally of the High Court staff. Around 60 helmets were distributed to the High Court staff.

G Sasi Kumar, principal of SCMS Group of Institutions, and Prathik Nayar, deputy director, SCMS Group of Institutions, and TNIE General Manager (Kerala) P Vishnu Kumar flagging off the campaign at SCMS College, Kalamassery
G Sasi Kumar, principal of SCMS Group of Institutions, and Prathik Nayar, deputy director, SCMS Group of Institutions, and TNIE General Manager (Kerala) P Vishnu Kumar flagging off the campaign at SCMS College, Kalamassery Photo | A Sanesh

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