The 31st Road Safety Week was observed from 11th January to 17th January 2020.
“The Central and the State Governments have been implementing various measures to make our roads safer. But the magnitude and gravity of the problem are such that these alone will not suffice. There is a need for the society at large to take cognizance of the issue and to join hands to make road safety a social movement.
To give all the stakeholders an opportunity to take part in concerted action for the cause. “National Road Safety Week” is observed throughout the country every year in order to highlight and emphasize the need for safe roads. It is also an opportunity for all stakeholders to contribute to the cause by taking up activities to promote the concept.”
Sharana organized an in-depth discussion between our team of social workers and a group of our students on Saturday morning on the importance of road safety and what each one of us can do for moving towards making our public roads a safer place. This was followed by a Rally with handmade and “customized” slogans created by the students themselves throughout the neighbourhood. The public was both curious and supportive towards this students’ rally.
We also sensitized our team (most of whom already wore helmets to work every day) to “make helmets and seat belts safe and stylish”- and even posed for some photos just before lunch. We realise the importance of truly practicing what we teach and share with our students.