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Over a hundred student members of CMCA from Private and Government Schools in Bengaluru gathered at CMCA’s 11th Traffic Police Day celebrations to show their appreciation for the city’s Traffic Police.
Traffic Police Day is conducted by CMCA to sensitize its young members to the contribution of the Traffic Police towards the community. The event was flagged off in the presence of Dr M A Saleem, Additional Commissioner of Police, Traffic, at the Traffic Police Park, St. Mark’s Road, Bengaluru. In his address, he thanked CMCA for this thoughtful initiative and said that it provided the Traffic Police an immense boost to their morale. He further said “Such initiatives help bridge the gap between the citizens and the Traffic Police. I am delighted to hear the views of young people and hope to stay connected with them.”
About fifty Traffic Police Constables attended the event representing their counterparts. Children recited poems, thank you messages and showered them with many praises. This was followed by an interactive Q & A session between the students and the constables. One of the traffic constables was asked to share his thoughts; he said
“This event was like a breath of fresh air. We rarely have the time to speak with citizens around us and more so, junior citizens. It was wonderful to hear what children think about us. Thank you very much”.
CMCA Trustee Ms. Vrunda Bhaskar said “We introduced this initiative to recognize the tireless efforts of the traffic police in keeping citizens safe and the city on the move. Traffic Police Day also seeks to create awareness on the fact that with the Right to Safe Roads and smooth traffic flow comes the responsibility to follow road rules.”
During the course of this month, thousands of student members of CMCA will celebrate Traffic Police Day by visiting traffic police stations and manned junctions near their schools to meet the Traffic Police and present them with a thank you card. Alternatively, Traffic Police Constables may be invited to their school assembly during which they will be felicitated.
CMCA is a 15 year old volunteer driven, civil society organization that conducts a national citizenship program through ‘civic clubs’ in schools across India. Their office is located in 4th Block.
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