Celebrating the road safety campaign was initiated by the ISS India HSE (Health Safety and Environment) in order to make people aware about the national road safety in the Indian subcontinent. The aim of this campaign was to emphasize and accentuate people about the need of safe road travel by observing simple rules.
According to the information, it has been noted that approximately one lakh people lose their lives per year in the road accidents. Or some of them suffer from life threatening problems such as mental trauma, loss of memory, loss of hand or legs. It increases the importance of road safety measures. India has a very huge volume of traffic and commuters, so it is very important to make people aware of the safety measures and road pollution brewing from the huge volume of traffic.
It also need efforts from different stakeholders such as the community, transport sector, insurance sector, health sector, police, legal sector, educational institutions, highway engineers, vehicle manufacturers, public agencies, NGOs and etc. Students are given a huge opportunity to participate in the road safety week programme so as to bring about a change as future and responsible citizens of the country
In collaboration with the RTO, i.e the regional transport office, the ISS organised a public rally for school children in the first week of October. More than 230 students of St.Joseph’s Pashan participated in the rally, which included the forming of a Human Chain from Senapati Bapat Road to Pune University Circle, a distance of about 1.5 km. They conveyed the message of safe driving by obeying simple rules and also about maintaining vehicles in order to ensure pollution control.
The school undertook this activity as JPIC aims at creating a harmonious and pollution free world.
St. Joseph High School, Pashan
India, Pune Province