Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) and Mobilink Foundation jointly organised a painting competition at the Open Air Theater Islamabad to promote road safety awareness amongst school and college children.
Participating students were asked to use their imagination to visually depict simple yet critical topics related to road safety and associated hazards using the medium of art. The event attracted over twelve hundred students from across various schools and colleges of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. A unique feature of the event was the involvement of special children who shared their perspectives on the need for safety measures specifically designed for those with special needs.
To sensitise the regarding the potential losses of over-speeding, one wheeling etc. under the command of Islamabad Inspector General of Police Bani Ameen Khan and directions of Islamabad Headquarters Deputy Inspector General of Police Dr Sultan Azam Temuri and Traffic SSP Dr Moeen Masood took the initiative to arrange a series of campaigns. It was important to note that such campaigns were useful to acquaint the road users with traffic laws and to inculcate traffic sense amongst them.
Mobilink Chief Commercial Officer Bilal Munir Sheikh added, “Every year thousands of people are affected by road accidents, and much of this distress can be prevented by exercising a little care and vigilance. With this initiative, these young children have helped Mobilink Foundation and ITP to share a public service message to educate our citizens towards preventing loss of life and property.”
The painting competition was organised by Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) as part of their celebrations for the ITP’s seven year anniversary. The painting competition was followed by a a series of activities to educate children on numerous road safety measures, and ended with the distribution of prizes amongst winners.
The Mobilink Foundation was a reflection of the commitment of Mobilink and its employees to reshape lives of the community in which Mobilink operated. Established in 2007, the Mobilink Foundation was a non-profit organization, which provided support for the local community in the areas of health, education, environment and humanitarian assistance.
Being a philanthropic organisation, it is purely based on employee volunteerism that enables the foundation to spend every penny directly towards the causes it was associated with.