Road safety is a much talked about yet highly ignored issue in India. Several events organized to supposedly promote road safety are often relegated to being just token exercises bringing no improvement to the hazardous state of road safety in the country. It was, thus, extremely heartening to know that an event which actually targeted creating a championship for college students across the country to contribute towards the cause of road safety, and win recognition and cash awards in return. Motoroids is proud to be an official media partner of iSAFE’17, a nine month long event which would work towards engaging youth in improving road safety in India.
iSAFE’17 is being organised by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways(MoRTH), Indian Road Safety Campaign (IRSC), TRIPP and Delhi Traffic Police. It is a rare opportunity for people who want to contribute to the issue of road safety and work with the ministry (MoRTH) under the guidance of experts from varied fields.
iSAFE’17 gives students from colleges across the country an opportunity to work for the society at large. Many internship, fellowship and scholarship will be provided to the students who excel in the program. Prizes worth 50 Lakhs will be be given to the winning teams.
The activities under iSAFE’17 have been organised keeping in view the ideology of, “making them do, what they like to do” to make a sustainable impact. Holistically, the impacts of the championship would include Technical innovations, Medical Research, 500+ sq. km on ground level implementation to improved road conditions and improved emergency care.
The inaugural event of iSAFE’17 with India’s largest youth led organisation: Indian Road Safety Campaign behind it was attended by a whole string of luminaries from the government administration and Industry. The launch event was graced by the presence of Mr. Abhay Damle, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways as the Chief Guest. While, Prof. PVM Rao, who is known to be a pioneer in the field of science and technology was present as the Guest of Honour. The event also saw the unveiling of the trophy for the championship, which met with enthusiastic cheers from the participants of iSAFE’17.
The inuguration event witnessed essentially called upon India’s youth to contribute towards making indian roads safer. A Panel Discussion on the topic “How can youth contribute in changing the scenario of road-safety in India?” was the highlight of the ceremony.
Mr. Dinesh Mohan, Head, W.H.O. Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Safety Technology along with Mrs. Sushma Sagar from AIIMS Trauma Care, Mr. Rohit Baluja, UN Representative of Road Safety in India with Dinesh Gupta from Delhi Traffic Police and Mr. Abhay Damle, Joint Secretary, (MoRTH) were the panelists for the discussion.
With a diverse panel inclusive of people from Ministry, Police, Social Sector, Advocacy and Journalism, it was an interactive event for the college going student audience. All panelists shared their views, findings and opinions with the 850 students in attendance at the Seminar Hall at IIT Delhi.
Moreover, Hon’ble Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari also addressed the audience by sending a short video encouraging all college students to participate in iSAFE’17 in order to work for the cause of Road Safety.
All those of you willing to contribute constructively for the cause of road safety can register yourself now to get appreciated from Ministry (MoRTH) and Delhi Traffic Police. To register, visit: https://www.road-safety.co.in/isafe/.
Last date to register is 1st September, 2017.
For further details visit iSAFE’17 website at: https://www.road-safety.co.in/isafe/index.html.