World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, 2017
We began our commemoration of the World Day of Remembrance (WDoR) for road traffic deaths, under the United Road Safety campaign on 20th November. We aim to observe the occasion from 19th November to 30th November in collaboration with NSS and Road Safety Club members to jointly organize various awareness activities.
WDoR aims to publicly recognise the tragic and needless loss and sufferings of road crash victims. It has also become an important tool
for governments and those who work to prevent road accidents or respond to their aftermath, since it offers the opportunity to demonstrate the enormous scale
and impact of road deaths and injuries and the urgent need for action.
The goal is to raise awareness of the urgent need to reduce road
fatalities by 50% by 2020. This year, we organised events in colleges like Kamladevi
College, Lala Lajpatrai College and K.J. Somaiya College, and a community organisation, Bright Future. The activities and events included candlelight vigils to remember road traffic victims, poster making competitions to raise awareness about the need for road safety and an awareness session in association with the Sr. PI of Traffic, Mr. Khatale.