Horn not okay please, say students

Horn not okay please, say students

 Schoolchildren on an awareness drive against noise pollution near M G Road and Brigade Road Junction in the City on  Sunday. DH photoThe school students had put the importance of this Day in a different way by taking up social cause of spreading awareness to quit honking in city on Sunday.

A few students  dressed as national leader were seen holding placards and banners with slogans on hazards of honking like “horn NOT okay please,” “Honking is rude,” and “Quiet Bangalore, peaceful India.”  The students were divided in six groups with 25 student each and stationed at  Garuda Mall, Forum Mall, M G Road-Brigade Road junction, Manipal Hospital, Chinmaya Hospital and 100 ft road for the awareness drive.

The New Horizon school which is located at the busy 100 feet Road faces the brunt of unnecessary honking. For nearly three months the students monitored the noise level near 100 feet road which recorded a considerable amount of increase in noise pollution due to honking and use of shrill horns.

“Unnecessary honking is a big nuisance because of which the classroom proceedings are disturbed as our school is right across the main road. Even with ‘no honking’ sign near the school, nobody takes notice of it,” said Radhika Lobo, principal, New Horizon School.

After the awareness drive, the students along with the principal met the chief minister B S Yeddyurappa at his residence to submit a memorandum which requested a ban on shrill horns and to check the increasing noise pollution in no honking zones.

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