SIAM marks fifth United Nation's Global Road Safety Week; begins May 6
Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) launches a programme in celebration of the fifth United Nation's Global Road Safety Week. The safety week begins on May 6 and will follow a theme of Save Lives, Speak Up. To promote the Safety week, SIAM, along with Gyan Mandir Public School, Naraina Vihar, Delhi Traffic Police and the Delhi Rotary Club, organised an event.
The event commenced with the workshop on Road Safety for teachers and then followed by students. A contest was held on the Save Lives, Speak Up theme for the students of classes IX to XII wherein they were awarded trophies, certificates and road safety badges. For the awareness of Road Safety for citizens, a street play was organised by students.
Speaking on the occasion, Ramandeep Chowdhary, Director (Road Safety), Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India said, "It is heart-warming to see children become leaders of Road Safety. It is essentially important to help shape children and young people's understanding and attitudes towards road safety. Schools and colleges can lead the way in making local roads safer, especially enabling other people to walk and cycle safely. I urge everyone to speak up against offenders of road rules and regulations."
Adding on to it, Prashant K Banerjee, Executive Director (Tech.), SIAM, said, "Keeping the promise of 'Building the Nation, Responsibly', SIAM, has always been at the forefront of promoting road safety in India. It is an essential public issue which requires collective efforts to succeed, we need to create and reinforce awareness about how each one of us can contribute to it. Through this initiative, we hope to bring out many positive changes and create young leaders to promote road safety in India. These young students are our upcoming users of roads, we will train them in all road safety aspects, so that they can become leaders of tomorrow and demand safe mobility for all."
Speaking on this, Sumati Anand, Principal, Gyan Mandir Public School, said, "It is an honour to host road safety week activities in our school. Children are our future and we are very confident that through such programmes, we will be able to inculcate best road practices in them. We believe each one of us should be aware of road safety and issues related to it should be tackled effectively."