Pune, 14 September 2022: A road safety campaign has been organized at Fergusson College during which a college ‘Road Safety Cell’ has been inaugurated. Fergusson College students will be granted a learner’s license through this cell. It will become the first college in Maharashtra to do so.
This initiative was jointly organized by the government. Maharashtra, Regional Transport Office (RTO), Pune; Western India Automobile Association (WIAA), Mumbai and Fergusson College, Pune.
President of Deccan Education Society, Dr. Sharad Kunte, Additional Commissioner of State Transportation, Jitendra Patil; Renowned actor in theater and cinema, Jayant Wadkar; Pune RTO Dr Ajith Shinde; Dr. Rajendra Sharma; Representing the West India Automobile Association, Simran Virk; Deputy Regional Transport Officer, Sanjeev Bhor; were present at the inaugural ceremony. Each of the special guests educated and alerted the students on road safety by sharing the incidents they face, following the rules and wearing a helmet when riding a two-wheeler.
Dr Ravindrasinh Pardeshi, Principal of Fergusson College, said: “We teachers can instill safety measures in our students as mentors.
The number of vehicles is increasing day by day, so students should be responsible for the vehicle they get at this young age as “Speed Thrills But Also Kills”. It has become a national mission to raise awareness of road safety measures. We thought this was the right place for students to get a learner’s permit, where they go every day to learn. Students should also be responsible for following the rules and wearing a helmet.