Thinkers’Forum and NSS club of GGN Institute of Management & Technology (GGNIMT), Civil Lines jointly organized a campaign for asserting the idea of not using horn if not needed.
About 100 students participated in the campaign that was carried out at Fountain Chowk and Ishmeet Singh Chowk. The students created awareness amongst the passersby by showcasing banners and placards.
Club Convener Prof. Maneet Kaur said that excessive use of vehicle horn causes discomfort and harm to human beings, both physically and mentally. She highlighted that even animals suffered from excessive noise made by vehicles.
The campaign was very well received by the passersby. They appreciated the efforts of the Institute in sensitizing their students with this cause and enabling them to become a part of this social activity. The commuters smiled and gave appreciative gestures. Some people even got their selfies clicked with the students in appreciation. The Traffic Police also supported the cause and assisted the students in the activity.
Almost all sectors of the society including bus drivers, students and professionals responded so well that Ishmeet Singh Chowk and Fountain Chowk were transformed to ‘No Horn Zone’ as the activity progressed.
The students had a wonderful experience spreading the message through this drive Harkanwal Kaur, Student- President; Thinkers’ Forum said that she felt extremely proud being a part of this social responsibility.
Dr. Harpreet Singh, Principal, GGNIMT said that traffic noise is a serious problem as homes, schools, offices, hospitals and commercial business centres are built close to the main roads without buffer zones or adequate sound proofing. He further said that the problem has been compounded by a rapid increase in traffic volumes He exhorted that this alarming increase in the volume of traffic is adversely deteriorating the environment, demanding stringent actions.
Prof. Manjit Singh Chhabra, Director, GGNIMT said that apart from academic excellence, GGNIMT lays emphasis on transforming the students into responsible citizens of the nation. ‘The outdoor social activities not only build their social skills but also inspire the students towards betterment” added Prof. Chhabra.