|Sent on:||Tuesday, January 7, 2014 1:58 PM|
I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:
When: Sunday, January 12,[masked]:00 AM
Where: BIO DIVERSITY PARK,
If the changes affect your plans to attend, please take a moment to update your RSVP. (You can RSVP "No" or "Yes".)
India has one of the highest Road traffic accidents and the subsequent deaths caused due to road accidents. Every hour approximately 15-20 people lose their lives to road accidents in India(>140,000 in a year). Even more number of citizens are left with life long disabling injuries. The devastating effect on a family by losing parents or a child is unimaginable.
Recent WHO study has shown some shocking figures about tragic situation on Indian roads. 2 wheeler deaths are unacceptably high (32%) in India, <50% wear helmet and <10% of the passengers in car wear seat belt!
Government of India , Ministry of road Transport and Highways ( Road Safety Cell) has declared 11-17 January 2014 as the 25th Road Safety Week. The theme for the week is "When you are on the road, always say PEHELE AAP"
(2 wheeler is for 2 only. Save your brain with helmet)
Great Hyderabad Adventure Club (GHAC) and Road safety club along with Indian development foundation (IDF), Rotary club Secunderabad are planning "Road safety walk" at Biodiversity park to create awareness amongst the public and school children towards life saving road safety campaign
How Can you make a difference?
Despite having one of the highest number of road deaths, our country has failed to make a significant reduction in road accidents through legislation.
The challenge now for all of us is to change the "mindset " of the public to be more responsible whilst on the roads. Road safety week activities will provide you opportunity to be a part of this noble cause, to learn various ways to change the mindset of the road users.
After you !
Please RSVP for becoming a life saving volunteer. There is no limit for what you can do. You can do as little or as much as you can. Every little helps! There are countless ways you can help by volunteering for any of the the following activities
1) Participate in the Road safety walk 10/01/14 biodiversity park
2) Put up road safety week poster in public places such as offices, apartments, schools railway stations, airport, bus stops other public places. Road safety club has obtained official permission from Airport and Railway. Please comment below if you are interested in collecting poster from us
3) Create awareness through Email chain/facebook - post soft copy of the poster
4) Volunteer to train school children, parents, teachers and bus drivers in school to sensitize them towards road safety. Road safety club will provide the training and materials(www.meetup.com/road-safety-club)
Event Details- Road Safety Walk 12/01/14
Start point: Biodiversity Park Gachibowli Hyderabad at 7am
Flag off by chief guest CV Anand, Commisioner of police at 7am
Route: 3 kms walk. From biodiversity park left turn into old mumbai road until Rayadurgam police station. Take U turn at traffic lights (food nation) and end the walk at police commisioner's office Gachibowli
Snacks will be provided
Let Today and Every Day Be an Accident Free Day
Please encourage your family and friends to participate and to be a part of this noble cause in saving thousands of lives.
Together we can make it!!