‘Drive Smart Drive Safe’ Organises Nationwide Citizen’s Campaign To Make Aware About Road Safety

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More Than Two Thousand People Participated in walkathon and made Safety Human Chain

– The NGO Launched #IndiaAgainstRoadCrash #IARC2020 Campaign

– Volunteers from ICAT and AITWA were also Present

Manesar/Gurugram : To Arrest Alarming Road Deaths on Indian Roads, during The Road Safety Week 2020, as announced by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, a Nationwide Citizen’s Campaign being organised by NGO Drive Smart Drive Safe had it’s campaign proceeding with mass pledge of Code of Conduct at Manesar on 13th January at Tau Devi Lal Park , IMT Manesar. More than 2000 people joined and observed a minute of silence in the memory of Road Victims.

All participated in short walkathon and made Safety Human Chain. .NGO, Drive Smart Drive Safe along with SIAM & many other like minded organisations has launched the campaign titled #IndiaAgainstRoadCrash #IARC2020 during the 31st National Road safety week.

Volunteers from International centre for automotive Technology ( ICAT) and All India Transporters Welfare Association( AITWA )were present at Tau Devi Lal Park and committed themselves to be a road safety warrior Mr Mahendra Arya , National President ATWA mentioned that ATWA members are fully committed to road safety..

Representatives from various corporates including Hella, Subros, Beumer Group, Sansera, Huber Suhner, MSIL, Sandhar Amkin, Bosch, Dhoot Transmission, IMT Industrial Association, Senior Flexonics, Lumax and Anand Group were present in huge numbers to take the safety pledge at Tau Devi Lal Park. The officials from Haryana State Industrial and infrastructure development corporation (HSIIDC) also attended the event. The event received tremendous support from Mansear Police.

Vinnie Mehta , Director General ACMA also addressed the gathering and called upon people to pass on the message of road safety in their family , friends and neighbourhood . He said we should not stop till we make our roads safer for everyone.

The President of IMT Industrial association Pawan Yadav was part of the dignitaries of the event. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Yadav mentioned that first time ever such massive campaign has been done in Manesar on Road Safety. He thanked the organisers for organising the same. He urged people to follow the code of conduct while travelling on the road.
The MLA from Pataudi Satya Prakash Jaravata too joined the campaign. Speaking at the event, Mr Jaravata asked people to be part of IARC 2020 and raise awareness around road safety. He further added that each of us can make a difference & together we can bring the change. Ibha Lal Vice President and corp Head – HR at Lumax Industries said that safety should be in our DNA and safety should always be demonstrated first . She also urged people to ask questions if safety is not taken care off as getting injured is one of the most painful situation to be inTeam from Huber Suhner beautifully conveyed the message of Road safety by performing Nukkad Natak and road safety anthem was also played during the event.

One-minute silence was observed in remembrance of those who have lost their lives in road crashes.The objective of the campaign is to start a sustainable chain of Nationwide activities, which will not only make people aware & transform their behaviour on roads but it will also lead to formation of Road Safety Clubs among Corporates, Institutions & organizations at various locations and make Indian roads safer for everyone.

The campaign aims to educate and seek commitment from people towards self-enforcement”Travelling on Indian Road is extremely risky & there are many overlapping reasons for such alarming Road Crashes in our country, but one sure solution is #JabHumBadlengeTohDeshBadlega . For masses, Road crash is called an accident & it is yet not seen as act of Science but rather an unfortunate act of God, believing on #NimbuMirchi & #KaaliBilli than acting safe & alert on our Roads, ” Said Rama Shankar Pandey, MD-Hella India Lighting Ltd.

Mr. Pandey added, it’s not just a one-off campaign during the Road Safety Week but a long term commitment to form India’s 1st of its kind Drive Safe club which grows the Safe Driver community by Sensitising Self Discipline and continuously improve them by behaviour based reward systemBosch believes in road safety while enhancing driving experience. With a broad portfolio of products and solutions related to safety, our motive is not only to keep the vehicle, it’s occupants and road users safe, but also to minimize the aftermath of a mishap.

We whole heartedly support this initiative and believe that, nothing takes priority over safety. Let’s stand together to make our Indian roads safer.” Said Mr. Avinash Chintawar, Managing Director, Bosch Chassis Systems India Pvt. Ltd.Joining the Government of India movement on road safety HUBER+SUHNER is delighted to be the part of India Against Road Crash 2020 (#IARC2020). Our safety-first philosophy backed by advanced technologies for automotive products such as cables, antennas , high voltage distribution unit guarantee safe and durable physical and digital connections under harsh environments leading to safer vehicles.

We wish the initiative huge success to create much needed awareness said Tarun Gulati MD HUBER+SUHNER Electronics Pvt. Ltd. IndiaThe campaign is based on the thought of #JabHumBadlengeTohDeshBadlega . While there are many causes of Accident, it is important to ask ourselves what we can do to arrest these deaths. One solution can be to take charge, to own the responsibility, to become the change we want to see on our Roads. Therefore, the Nationwide campaign is aimed to get to the minds of working people & youths on this problem.

The campaign has principal Sponsor as Mahindra & Associate partner as Wabco & Brakes India. The campaign is also supported by ACMA, CII-Yi , FICCI, FADA, AIAWA, ASDC, AIMA, Hella, NGO Arrive safe, AITWA, Safety Circle, Bosch, WRI, Raahgiri day , People trust, Incubsence, Help Guru, Indian Road Safety campaign, Haryana Vision zero, RSO Gurgaon & Faridabad and. Volunteers from Bharat Scouts & Guide, NCC, CRPF, RAF, ITBP, BSF, CISF NSS, Sports Authority of India, NDRF, Rotary Clubs, Schools & Colleges, Traffic Police Organizations across the country are also expected to join the campaign in different parts of the countryWeek long Nationwide campaign will get to the minds of people by inspiring them with activities like: 1) Taking a 2 minute s pledge of 6Point Road Safety Code of Conduct 2) Observing a minute of silence for Millions of victims who died in Road Crashes around the country, 3) A short Road Safety Walkathon & Walk donation, 4) Coming together & forming a Road Safety Human Chain 5) Collective Listening of Road Safety Anthem & 6) Encouraging to form local Road Safety Clubs.Central theme of the program is to enrol people from all walks of life to came together and commit for Safer Road Behaviour by taking 2 minutes pledge of Road Safety Code of Conduct..
’Road Safety is our priority, and we are committed in creating a zero fatality environment. With the same thought, we have partnered with SIAM and ClubD2S in the #IndiaAgainstRoadCrash campaign.

All the members from our plants and offices will be actively participating during the Road Safety Week’’ said Mr. Vijay Nair (Vice President- ER, Auto Division & Head – Administration and CSR, AFS)“The Government of India has emphasized the importance of road safety through the national road safety week celebrated nationwide in January and WABCO India is delighted to be a part of the India against Road Crash 2020 (#IARC 2020) initiative.

True to our vision of ‘Saving lives and protecting the environment’, and as a pioneer in commercial vehicle safety technologies, WABCO has always promoted a culture of safe driving through our various CSR initiatives in India. We wish the campaign success and hope that it receives active support and participation throughout the country,” said Mr P Kaniappan, Managing Director, WABCO India.

Sriram Viji Deputy Managing Director At Brakes India said that we are committed to delivering quality braking solutions for customers since 1962. The TVS group in partnership with ZF brings world class products that play a vital role in overall road safety including vehicle safety, driver/occupant safety and pedestrian safety. Our Government’s emphasis on road safety is the need of the hour and is being backed by the latest regulations for safety, crash norms and enhanced braking standards.Brakes India will start of the India against Road crash campaign in house first, in our plants, spreading awareness on road safety and will further take the campaign in our various interactions with the consumers.The campaign also appeals to Organizations of all kind, like Schools, Colleges, Universities, Corporates, Start-ups, RWA’s, Institutions, Clubs to do the campaign in their own Campus, Plants, Offices, Canteens, Parks, neighbourhoods, supplier/contractor premises using portal http://www.iarc2020.org/ & upload pictures/videos, as it’s a shared open platform to be used by anyone to join the campaign & #BringTheChange in their respective ecosystem .

It is a historical step in the journey of making India free from all avoidable Road Deaths.

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