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300 take part in traffic sign contest

More than 300 students on Wednesday faced the road safety litmus test at Jamshedpur’s Armoury Ground during an inter-school Safety Signages Awareness Competition on Wednesday.

The event, organised by the SAFE (Safety Awareness for Everyone) Club — that is known for working with member schools to drill the importance of following rules at home, on campus and especially on roads — was part of a five-day road safety care campaign that was kick started on November 19.

“The safety sign competition was organised to help the learning process of children,” said Avinash Kumar, manager at Tata Steel’s sports department.

The organisers said students from 30 schools participated in Wednesday’s events that was supported by Tata Steel’s sports department, the fire brigade team and SNTI.

The event required the participants, divided into teams, to identify correct road signs and place them on a chart paper according to a given list. The students were given seven minutes in the preliminary rounds to finish the task and three in the final. Finishing the task before the clock fetched extra points.

After two preliminary rounds, three teams made the cut to the final round. Kerala Public School, NML eventually ended up as the winners in the contest with Valley View School and Jamshedpur Public School taking the runners-up spots.

Surekha Nerurkar, chairperson of Safe Club, Ruchi Narendran, co-chairperson, and Chandra Sharan, convener of the club were present at the event that was co-sponsored by Tata Sponze, Jamipol, and Dipy Grewal, a social worker.

“I want to take this occasion to congratulate SAFE Club for involving students and organising such an event. The event I believe helped students identify road signs. This will help forging a clean and safe image of the city,” said Vikas N. Gaikwad, chief, Tata Steel’s ergonomics department. The SAFE Club had already organised a inter school Safety quiz at the Rajendra Vidyalaya auditorium on November 19.

where DAV Public School, Bistupur finished as the winners.

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