As a part of responsibility towards the society, the faculty and students of the post-graduate, department of economics - Jain (Deemed-to-be University) volunteered a traffic awareness campaign at Chalukya Circle, Bangalore on 5 April 2017.
This campaign was carried out with the aid of posters prepared by the volunteers. When the signal turned red, half of the group of volunteers stood to hold the posters for the commuters, while the other half went and interacted personally with them.
The volunteers requested the public to follow traffic rules like putting on their seatbelts as well as their helmets. They also urged them to be more socially responsible by making small changes like switching off the vehicle at the signal, especially if the traffic signal is for a long duration.
Precaution was taken that the regular movement of traffic, as well as the signals, were not affected in any manner. The public was cooperative overall and readily complied with the requests. They took all the suggestions in a positive manner.
Activities like these are crucial as they not only help to create social awareness among the public and students regarding traffic rules, but they also promote smooth and quality life in an urban city like Bangalore.
At the same time, these activities advocate a healthy, safe and sustainable environment.