The ceremony of handing out helmets to Grade 1 students for the new school year has taken place across Vietnam by the National Traffic Safety Committee in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Training and Honda Vietnam.
|The National Traffic Safety Committee and Honda Vietnam will hand out two million helmets across the country |
The ceremony of giving helmets to Grade 1 students for the 2018-2019 school year is a key activity under Plan No.163/KH-UBATGTQG dated May 4, 2018 of the National Traffic Safety Committee.
With the theme of "Keep full dreams together" has profound human values, with large scale and wide influence in response to the Traffic Safety year 2018 of "Traffic Safety for Children." The program is expected to increase the ratio of helmet wearing among children from the current rate of 35-40 to 80 per cent by 2020.
This year, to ensure the goal of the programme, the National Traffic Safety Committee and Honda Vietnam Company Ltd. have agreed to deliver 1.988 million helmets to Grade 1 students.
By September 5, 2018, 27 provinces received all the helmets pledged under Honda's helmet programme. The remaining 36 provinces will receive helmets delivered to each school by October 15, 2018.
|Representatives of the National Traffic Safety Committee and Honda Vietnam Company giving out helmets for school children |
Attending the ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh cum chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee sent greetings and wished luck to all students for the new school year, as well as reminded them to learn, understand, and abiding by traffic rules when in traffic.
Speaking at the ceremony, Toshio Kuwahara, general director of Honda Vietnam, the sponsor of the programme hopes that the helmets depicting Doraemon and his friends, will not just be necessary protection but also a close friend to the children that they always carry around and remind adults about safety before each journey. Then, the helmet will nourish, protect, and give children the opportunity to "Keep full their dreams".