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Traffic awareness Road safety show
December 17, 2016
The ICYE(Indian Chamber of Youth Entrepreneurs), an organisation formed by the enterprising youth in UK and India, to contribute to social causes, celebrated the Road Safety Awareness day in the city of Bangalore.
The event was kickstarted with a Road Show by school students, themed on Traffic Safety Awareness . Enthusiastic students from four participating schools, BRV School, Wisdom International School, Seema School and Indian Primary and High School, staged a display of colorful placards, banners and posters, bearing messages on Traffic Awareness and also shouted slogans on Road Safety. The Road Show covered the Cubbon Park Road, stretching from Maniple Center to Chinnaswamy stadium.
The troupe then arrived at the Chinnaswamy stadium Club House for the rest of the proceedings. ICYE had organized a ceromony to celebrate Road Safety Awareness. The ceremony was presided by Shri Abhishek Goyal, IPS,DCP Bangalore East.
Shri Venkatesh Prasad, renowned international cricketer and Advisor to ICYE, also graced the occassion with his presence. Dr Satheesh Krishnamurthy represented the ICYE group on stage.
As part of the event, brainstorming sessions to increase Road Safety were organized. The audience contributed ideas on ways and means to evangelize Road Safety among the citizens. Prevention of Drunken Driving, Distracted Driving(use of mobile phones while driving) and Underage Driving were some of he topics of discussion. The group then pondered on making Traffic rules as part of school curriculums to ingrain the Road Safety rules among people right from their childhood.
Sri Abhishek Goyalji addressed the gathering and spoke to the audience on the importance of Road Safety and Traffic rules. He emphasized on the responsibility of the the citizens to respect and adhere to Traffic Rules and how it is imperative to follow them. He then invited the students to come up with refreshing ideas and innovative apps to help combat the traffic issues. He lauded the participating students and the members of ICYE, for contributing to creating Traffic awareness among the masses. Shri Venkatesh Prasad interacted with the audience and peppered his talk with quirky witty statements which kept the humor quotient alive among the audience. He fondly reminiscised the yesteryears of Bangalore, his hometown, when traffic was never a concern. He urged the students to spread the message on following the road safety rules among their family and friends.
One of the major highlights of the event was to honor the good samaritans who, with their presence of mind have saved lives on roads when road accidents occured. Those civilians who, as responsible citizens, helped prevent fatalities by timely rescuing the road accident victims were recognized and honored. Muhammad Yameen, Sandhil Kumar and Manjeesh, were felicitated by ICYE. Shri Abhishek Goyal gave away the trophies and certificates to the awardees.
Dr Sateesh Krishmurthy then talked about the initiatives of ICYE, dwelling right from its inception, to its vision of contributing to bring about a positive impact in the society. He also thanked Shri Abhishek Goyal and Shri Venkatesh Prasad for taking time off their busy schedule and their gracing the occasion today.
As the curtains came closing on the event, the group then proceeded to partake in the lunch organized by ICYE