National Road Safety Day on Tuesday

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

Traffic congestion in the capital of Dhaka. Prothom Alo file photoThe National Road Safety Day will be observed in the country for the third time on Tuesday aiming to create awareness about safe roads, reports UNB. 

The slogan of this year's day is "Livelihood not before life. No more road accident".

Different organisations, including the Road Transport and Bridges Ministry, have chalked out elaborate programmes on the occasion.

A colourful procession will be brought out from the South Plaza of the Jatiya Sangsad at 7:30 am on the occasion.

A discussion will be held at the Krishibid Institution Bangladesh (KIB) at 10am where prime minister Sheikh Hasina will speak as the chief guest.

Nirapad Sarak Chai (Nischa) has been observing a month-long programme to mark the day.

Ilias Kanchan, founder and chairman of Nischa, inaugurated the programme at a press conference at the Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka on 1 October.

Kanchan said 120 organisations along with the government will observe the 'National Road Safety Day' on 22 October.

Meanwhile, president Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina have issued separate messages on the occasion.

In his message, the president said all, including transport owners and workers, commuters and pedestrians, should know about the traffic rules and obey those to ensure road safety.

In her message, the prime minister said a single accident can be the reason for lifelong sufferings for a person or a family.

She urged people to adopt the culture of obeying the traffic rules along with raising public awareness to reduce the number of road crashes.

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