1ST FEBRUARY 2021
2:30 TO 4:30 Pm
REPORT PREPARED BY:PROF. SONALI JOSHI, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, TIMR
REPORT VERIFIED BY:DR. PREETI SHARMA, DIRECTOR, TIMR
|Event Type||Student and Faculty driven activity|
|Day & Date||Monday, 1st February 2021|
|Duration||2:30 to 4:30 pm|
CONCEPT OF THE PROGRAM
Asserting its commitment to road safety in the country, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, in collaboration with Diageo India and the Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE), a training and awareness program for university students in 2018.
The project, titled Road to Safety — Towards Responsible Youth, was launched with the aim to reach 500 universities across the country by 2022 -23“With an aim to reduce road accidents by 50 per cent by 2022, we are delighted to launch the programme,” Mansukh Mandaviya, MoS, Road Transport and National Highways, said at the launch.
The Government constituted a Committee under the Chairmanship of Shri S. Sundar, Former Secretary (MoST) in the year 2005 to deliberate and make recommendations on creation of a dedicated body on road safety and traffic management. The Committee was also subsequently requested to finalise a draft National Road Safety Policy for consideration of the Government. The Committee while submitting its report in February, 2007 inter alia, recommended a draft National Road Safety Policy. Based on the recommendations of Sunder Committee, the Union Cabinet on 15.03.2010 approved National Road Safety Policy.
With the same view, SPPU organized a Road Safety program to be held at the affiliated colleges. TIMR, under the guidance of Director, Dr. Preeti Sharma, held a poster making competition to mark the initiative by SPPU.
The prime objective of organizing the event was to promote awareness about the various aspects of road safety, the social and economic implications of road accidents and what needs to be done to curb the rising menace of road accidents.
- All the students, Teaching and Non Teaching Staff congregated in the classroom at 2:30pm
- Director TIMR, Dr. Preeti Sharma, addressed the students emphasizing on the importance of the event and motivated the students to participate in full strength.
- The students were divided into groups and were provided with chart papers and colours. The theme given was Road Safety
- The students were given 1.5 hrs of time to complete their charts.
- Later, the teamleaders of the groups presented their posters to the Director and the audience explaining the idea behind the posters.
- Director TIMR, Dr. Preeti Sharma, then congratulated and appreciated the efforts taken by the teams.
CONTRIBUTION OF TIMR MANAGEMENT
Management was very supportive and further encouraged the students to participate in such activities in future too and also support the government in its initiatives.
PHOTOGRAPHS :- The event was captured well with the help of photographs (Annexure 1)
ANNEXURE 1 – PHOTOGRAPH