Monday, 26 January, 2009

A ‘Magical Trip’ to road safety

Accidents are like the Damocles’ sword, tells magic show

Gopinath Muthukad presents his latest trick for generating traffic awareness as Transport Minister, Mathew T. Thomas and M.L.A., V. Sivankutty look on.

Thiruvananthapuram: Accidents on roads are like the sword of Damocles. It can happen at any time. Only your readiness to obey traffic rules keeps you at safer distance from this sword. This was the message send by Gopinath Muthukad’s latest magic feat here on 6th of Jan. The show was held on a city road under the joint auspices of the Transport Department, the Department of Information and Public Relations (I&PRD) and the City Police.

Transport Minister, Mathew T. Thomas inaugurated the event whereas M.L.A., V. Sivankutty presided over. Transport Commissioner, Aanantha Krishnan, City Police Commissi oner, Ravada Chandrasekhar and Director, I&PRD, P.K. Lal were also present.

Before the show, the magician gave a short speech on the necessity to obey traffic rules. Spectators watched the climax with a bated breath as the huge sword made a free fall over the magician’s head. A few seconds passed and every one heaved a sigh of relief only after seeing the magician emerging with a smile. Removing the helmet from his head the magician said: “See I observed all traffic rules, wore a helmet and my life was duly saved”.

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