As part of the Metropolitan Traffic Police’s ongoing campaign of improving the capital’s traffic management, a music album – Seto Topi – penned by DIG Jay Bahadur Chand was launched amidst a function held at Nepal Police Club, Exhibition Road on Friday.
The album comprises nine Nepali songs and is aimed at generating awareness on traffic rules and shedding light on the roles and responsibilities of traffic police, drivers, and general public. It was jointly launched by Nepal Police Chief Upendra Kant Aryal and President of Nepal Police Wives Association, Roshi Aryal, along with other police personnel.
Speaking at the program, Chief Guest Upendra Kant Aryal said that majority of road accidents are caused by human mistakes, and music can be an effective means to encourage people to avoid these mistakes. “Road safety is the aspiration and responsibility of all of us,” he said.
Noted lyricist and literary critic Dr Krishna Hari Baral opined that ‘Seto Topi’ could serve as a tool to educate the mass on traffic rules. “Lyricist Chand’s first-hand experience of managing the traffic system has added credibility and vigor to the lyrics. The songs wouldn’t have been able to convey the message as strongly if they were written by anyone other than such an experienced traffic police personnel,” he remarked.
The music for the album has been composed by Basanta Sapkota, while popular singers like Indira Joshi, Anju Panta and Rajesh Payal Rai among others have lent their voices for the songs.
The function also saw the release of music videos for the songs directed by Saroj Oli.