Mumbai’s traffic police personnel were pleasantly surprised on Wednesday when groups of children approached them to tie rakhis on their wrists on the eve of Raksha Bandhan ‘to express their thanks for protecting society’.
The rakhis were reportedly made personally by the children at the Arts and Crafts studio at KidZania, which is built like a city across 75,000 sq ft area. At KidZania, children can independently explore and choose to role-play from 90-plus exciting careers.
“KidZania believes that children can make a difference and influence change, so it’s important to build an environment where they learn about social responsibility and community awareness. Taking this forward on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan we want to inspire children to thank the Mumbai traffic police for their tireless efforts in managing the city’s traffic,” a statement said.
“We at KidZania Mumbai, wish to take a leaf out of the everyday lives of the Mumbai Police force spread some positivity as we come together to say, Thank you Traffic police’,” it read.
The initiative was launched last year with then Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria. At the time, the kids tied rakhis on the wrists of over 500 policemen & women across the city.
Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu festival which celebrates the brother-sister relationship. It will be celebrated on August 18 this year.Back to latest news