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DEF Kohima launches Good Samaritan Award and Road Safety Cell

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TBYO & UBC Isilong Hau honoured for helping accident victims
KOHIMA, AUGUST 8: In an effort to encourage people to help the accident victims and also create awareness on road safety, the District Executive Force (DEF), Kohima, launched the SP Kohima Good Samaritan Award and Road Safety Cell.
Senior Superintendent of Police Kohima, Kevithutho Sophie launched the two initiatives during a programme held at SP Office conference hall here.
The first of the Good Samaritan Award went to Tsiese Basa Youth Organisation (TBYO) and UBC Isilong Hau of North Police Station, Kohima. They received citations with cash Rs 5,000 each.
TBYO was awarded for voluntarily helping the 27 victims of the ill-fated Dimapur bound Tuensang Night Super Bus that met with an accident on June 5, 2022 at Tsiesema village near Dzüdza bridge.
UBC Isilong Hau was honoured for his prompt action in rushing a minor knocked down by a vehicle at TCP Gate for immediate medical attention to Oking Hospital on October 26, 2021.
Speaking at the programme, SSP Sophie said the Good Samaritan Award is instituted with the aim to celebrate and honour the selfless act of kindness of individual, group or any organization which exemplifies extraordinary concern for others and has gone way beyond their call of duty to assist others in times of accidents and emergencies.
He said DEF Kohima has come up with this concept to help out those people who are involved in such acts by going extra miles to attend to the injured people.
The initiatives are a humble beginning with the aim to bring improvement of Kohima and to make the city a better and safer place for the citizens to live in, he said.
Further, he said during the occurrence of any crime or incidents it is the general public who are present within the vicinity and are the first responders as police are not always near at the crime scene. He therefore requested the general public to come forward in helping the victims and also informing the nearest police.
Sophie also appreciated the TBYO and Hau for their selfless services.
Meanwhile, Sophie also highlighted that with the launching of Road Safety Cell, a team of officers of DEF, Kohima, will visit different wards and colonies to conduct awareness programmes on road safety and other related traffic issues.
The team will also meet the officials and members of taxi and bus drivers’ bodies to sensitize them on road safety.
Additional SP (Protocol & Traffic) K Soriso said as per a case study conducted by them, it was found that lack of knowledge and awareness about basic road safety principles is a major contributing factor leading to rise of vehicular accidents and casualties.
In this, he said the Road Safety Cell will make efforts to create awareness, disseminate information and sensitize the citizens about road safety issues within the district.
Chaired by DSP (Traffic), Kohima, Manom Wallim the programme commenced with dedicatory prayer by Pastor of Police Union Baptist Church Vesotsü Rhakho.
(Page News Service)

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