A PROACTIVE CITIZENRY IS A MUST FOR ROAD SAFETY
This refers to ‘The Government must prioritise road safety’ (Karan Thapar, Oct 7). Mr Thapar rightly says that it is high time the government pays more attention to the issue of road safety. While crossing roads, we all share the same feeling of fear that Mr Thapar has discussed. The reason is obvious -- India witnesses the highest number of road accidents in the world. But we must not put the entire blame on the government. It’s our duty to follow the rules and regulations. If we, as citizens, are not proactive, there is not much that government can do.
The United Nations’ secretary-general, António Guterres’s observation that all the member states should come forward to bolster the UN’S peacekeeping mission carries weight (Sustainable peace doesn’t come about by chance, Sept 7). This augurs well for India, which is one of the top contributors to the UN’S peacekeeping missions.
AZHAR A KHAN,