March 30th 2019. Society Hall. India alone about eighty thousand lives are lost every year caused by road accidents. When this is viewed in context of the fact that such accidents (and loss of lives caused by them) constitute about thirteen percent of such incidents worldwide, the picture becomes even more grim. What is worse is that fact that many of the lives of the victims of road safety can be saved, even the accidents avoided if awareness is spread about the menace and proper response mechanisms are made available with the public at large, the youth in particular.
It is with this end in mind the Young India (YI) initiative of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) has embarked on a programme to reach out to the students and create awareness, not only about Road Safety but also about the procedures that can be set in motion by those present in the site of the accidents before professional help arrives so that valuable lives and limbs can be saved.
The YI and CII representatives who visited the campus explained to the hundred odd students attending the seminar the various kind of emergencies that road accidents are likely to throw up and the ideal response to them. Backed by interesting power point presentations, the speakers held a highly interactive and lively session in which the students were encouraged to act out real life situations so as to increase their awareness about the issues in hand.
Prof Dilip Shah, the Dean of Student Affairs of the College explained the basic necessity about such programmes and helped the speakers put their discourse in the proper perspective for the students to comprehend the real seriousness of the issues being discussed.
(This report has been filed by Ashna Saini with camera person Vishal Dhall of the Expressions collective of the BESC).