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Bengal mulling mandatory lessons on safety in schools

Bengal mulling mandatory lessons on safety in schools
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The West Bengal government is planning to make weekly classes on safety compulsory in all state-run schools, a minister said on Thursday.

Kolkata: The West Bengal government is planning to make weekly classes on safety compulsory in all state-run schools, a minister said on Thursday.

According to state transport minister Madan Mitra, his ministry will submit a proposal to the state education ministry to launch the initiative.

"I will soon write to the education ministry. This is part of the government's efforts to create self-safety culture across the state," he said.

"Jay-walking, jumping signals, rash driving, drink driving, encroachment, etc., have become a norm. Scores of young men and women are seen talking on their mobile on roads, making themselves susceptible to accidents," Mitra said at the Safety Symposium and Exposition, a flagship event organised by CII Eastern Region here.

Mitra also talked about organising a conference on safety involving school children.

In addition, he revealed trauma centres will be established in all district and sub-divisional towns

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