Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Road safety cell inaugurated in Kohima


Kohima police on Tuesday inaugurated a road safety cell under District Executive Force (DEF) Kohima and also handed over “Good Samaritan Award” to Tsiese Basa Youth Organisation (TBYO) and DEF Kohima, Unarmed Branch Constable (UBC) Isilong Hau.
Speaking at the programme senior SP Kohima, Kevithuto Sophie said many times, people who do noble services went unnoticed and therefore they came up with the Good Samaritan Award to acknowledge such people.
He said whenever unfortunate incidents or crimes happened, it was the good people around the vicinity that came forward to help people in need. In such cases those people who get injured are taken to the hospital or extended help by first responders who do not expect anything in return, Kevithuto added.
Seeing such things happen over the years, Sophie said DEF felt the need to institute the award to recognise their selfless help. He disclosed that when a Tuensang bound bus met with an accident, member of Tsiesema Youth Organization extended help to the injured victims and that was why their service was acknowledged. He said in another incident, UBC Isilong Hau also helped out a kid who was injured in a vehicular mishap. He said Hau willingly helped the victim even though he was off duty.
Kevithuto informed that as part of their Road Safety Awareness programme, a team of officers would be visiting different wards to carry out awareness programmes.
With construction works ongoing at many National Highways, he informed that there have been several fatal accidents. He said in order to minimise such incidents they, reached out to drivers to limit their vehicle speed which, he said, was one of the main reasons coupled with rash driving.
The senior SP expressed hope that the award would go a long way in recognising the unsung heroes in the society.
Earlier the programme was chaired by deputy SP (Traffic), Manom Wallim, NPS, while invocation was pronounced by Police Union Baptist Church pastor, Vesotsü Rhakho. A brief note was shared by Addl SP (Protocol & Traffic), K Soriso, NPS Addl SP, Kohima, Vitoshe K Sumi, NPS, proposed the vote of thanks.