The Pondicherry Jawa Club conducted a signature campaign to press the need to ‘Give Way to Ambulance’ on the Beach Road here on Sunday on the occasion of the 16th International Jawa Yezdi Day. About 25 owners of different variants of Jawa motorcycles like Road King and Yezdi lined up the vehicles in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue and participated in the campaign.

Welfare Minister M. Kandasamy, Parliamentary Secretary to Chief Minister K. Lakshminarayanan and former Minister S.P. Sivakumar inaugurated the signature campaign.

A large number of people, including the owners of Jawa motorcycles, took the pledge that they will clear the way for an ambulance whenever they hear the siren so that the emergency vehicle reached the hospital faster.

Leo Fernandez, president of the Pondicherry Jawa Club, said the campaign would emphasis that vehicles must move left, making way for the ambulances.

The International Jawa Yezdi Day rally is being held in Puducherry for the last four years. Several models of the motorcycle including Jawa, Roadking 250, Roadking 350, Yezdi Classic were lined up on the Beach Road on the occasion.

The rally is held in July every year to mark the start of production of the Jawa motorcycles in India in the 1960s.

The last motorcycle rolled out from the factory in Mysore in 1996.

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