A Delhi traffic police head constable has a unique way to spread safety awareness among the motorists. The cop, Sandeep Shahi, has taken to rapping on the streets and giving out his messages loud and clear.
Shahi uses the similar rhyme verse like that of Ranveer Singh's major hit 'Apna Time Aayega' from the movie 'Gully Boy'. People across social media platforms have open-heartedly welcomed Shahi's unusual way of channeling his messages.
Shahi himself has written the lyrics for his song which has words like 'niyam' and 'suraksha'. Here's his rap which will possibly make you follow and stick to the rules:
"Humse na ho payega, kaun bola? Sadak ki, suraksha ki, jeevan ki raksha ki, helmet ki, seatbelt ki niyam agar apnayega, jeevan khushaal ban jaayega. Baat meri maan, suraksha ko jaan. "Tera time aayega. Jai Hind, Jai Bharat," his raps' lyrics read.
Here's a video tweeted by one of the person who came across Shahi:
His ryhmes clearly indicate that if one makes a poor choice of not following the rules, then it will definitely lead to trouble. However, another more tragic reason for Shahi's efforts to make people follow the rules stem from his wife Pinki Rani's demise in an accident. That's when Shahi started to inform and appeal to people to wear helmets and seatbelts while travelling. In addition, he also wants people to adhere to all traffic rules. When asked about what made him give his message through rap music, he said:
"I came to know about the viral video of my rap song through media. People are very casual about road safety and are reluctant to follow traffic rules. So, I felt it was my responsibility to make people aware. In order to have a prolonged life, knowledge of road safety and its rules is imperative,"
Shahi talks about his loss and speaks about the recklessness of youth these days when it comes to traffic rules:
"I was deeply hurt when my wife suffered injuries in the road accident. Also, I see many young people take traffic rules very lightly. Therefore, I decided to write this rap, it was the best way to connect with the youth," he added.
Shahi also has other ways to persuade motorists to abide by traffic rules. He uses a mirror to make them feel guilty. Sometimes, the cop also buys helmets from his own pocket and gifts it to others. Ever since people have been calling him 'helmet man'. Till date, he has circulated around 700 helmets to people. He also distributes charts which mention all the traffic rules.
(With ANI Inputs)