Report by: 
Port Blair
2 May 2018

Campaign to spread road safety awareness

In a welcome initiative, the local dealership of Rio Nissan Datsun launched a campaign to increase awareness amongst motorists and promote road safety. Employees of the dealership facility carried innovative banners and placards and gathered at Delanipur Junction on Wednesday to educate people on the importance of road safety and use of seat belts in cars and wearing helmets while two-wheelers. The awareness campaign is scheduled to be held at Bhatu Basti Junction tomorrow, as per reports. “Be safe on roads is the slogan for this campaign and with monsoon season fast approaching, it is an opportune time to connect, engage and educate with motorists on the importance of being careful on road. We aim to create awareness amongst the people and bring about the attitudinal change to be safe on the road and to care for others at the same time. Using seat belts, wearing helmets are basic safety measures which people often ignore,” said an employee of Nissan here.

Appeal for funds for temple construction
Residents of Anarkali in the city have requested devotees of these islands to donate for construction of a Shiv Temple in their locality. According to reports, Anarkali residents pooled all resources for building a temple in the land allocated for the purpose. A pile-up of garbage near the site was also disposed of by the civic authorities recently to facilitate the ongoing construction. However, after completing around 40 percent of the work, residents are reportedly running short of funds to complete the temple construction. “We collected funds from residents of Anarkali and adjoining areas for construction of Shiv Temple in our locality. Ceiling work, raising of walls, flooring etc have been completed to some extent from funds collected so far. But we’re now suffering from shortage of funds and earnestly request all devotees to come forward and donate generously to enable us complete the temple construction at the earliest,” said a resident of Anarkali.