Indian Road Safety Campaign and Ministry of Road Transport and Highways with the support of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, National Crime Records Bureau (MHA) and the United Nations for Training and Research are organizing the launch event of iSAFE-The Safer India Challenge 2019 on 7th September 2019 from 3:00 PM to 5PM at IIT Delhi.
iSAFE – The Safer India Challenge 2019: Achieving path-breaking changes in the field of road safety
In India, nearly 17 people lose their lives every hour in road accidents, making it the leading cause of death among children and young adults in the age group of 5-29 years. With 356 million young people in the country, India has one of the youngest populations in an ageing world. Unfortunately, we are unable to utilize the demographic dividend to its full potential. We are losing our manpower to hapless road accidents. Road Traffic Injuries and deaths cause immense financial hardship and emotional trauma to victims’ families. There is an imperative need to make our roads safer as we witness the loss of lives in our society.
To solve this problem, the Indian Road Safety Campaign has come up with a program that ignites the competitive spirit of the youth to achieve path-breaking changes in the field of road safety. It enables the youth and provides them with a platform to do what they like to do with a sustainable impact.
How can youth aid the government in making roads safer?
The program is named iSAFE
– The Safer India Challenge. Under iSAFE –The Safer India Challenge 2019
, we get schools and colleges to work on road safety. These students then work throughout the year on road safety as per their expertise.
The program also incorporates a panel discussion on the topic: ‘How can youth aid government in making roads safer?‘.
The Chief Guest for the event is Shri Anil Srivastava, IAS, Principal Adviser, NITI Aayog. The keynote speaker for the day is Shri. Abhay Damle, IRS, Joint. Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. The complete details of the event are here.
Date: 7 September 2019
Reporting Time: 2:30 PM
iSAFE-The Safer India Challenge 2019 launch event is expected to attract over 1000+ students from diverse domains of education like technical, medical, law, architecture, journalism, etc. Interested students may register here.