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The Long Short Walk
In Cuttack, the long short walk was flagged off by Justice Radha Krushna. Patra, Former Chairman, Odisha State Human Rights Commission on 11th May 2013 in which at least 350 people took part. City Mayor, Mr. Soumendra Ghosh and Dy. Commissioner of Police, Mr. S. Praveen Kumar were present on this occasion. The walk was organised with active support of National Cadet Corps, International Walkers Club, Rotary Club, Traffic Police etc. Actors and actress from Odiya Film Industry like Mr. Anubhav Mohanty, Mr. Mihir Das, Mr. Kuna Tripathy, Mrs. Snigdha Mohanty also took part in this walk.
Similarly in Bhubaneswar, the walk was flagged off by General Secretary, Biju Janata Dal, Mr. Narendra Swain on 12th May 2013. The event was organised with the help of local NGOs, Sakhadhwani Rasta Surakhya Samiti and Sahaya. Attending the programme; Special Secretary of Home Department, Government of Odiaha, Mr. Lalit Das and Jt. Commissioner, State Transport Authority, Er. Samir Kumar Panigrahi traced on the need of road safety education in developing countries like India. Around 200 people participated in this campaign.
During this campaign, both print and electronic media highlighted the core issues of pedestrian safety in their respective news papers and channels. On our request, the WHO provided pedestrian reflectors and advocacy materials. Road safety tag was supplied by International Road Federation (IRF), which was distributed among the participants and general public.