The National Road Safety Month will be launched today by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari at an inaugural function held in New Delhi. NITI Aayog Amitabh Kant and Minister of State for Road Transport Gen VK Singh will also partake in the episode.
The National Road Safety Month will be observed to unravel awareness regarding road safety and reduce road accidents in the country.
The actions and events planned during the month incorporate the launch of a film on Road safety, conferral of Road Safety awards, and flagging off of a National Championship Safe Speed Challenge from Wagah border to Kanyakumari.
The awareness-raising activities will implicate participation by the state governments, PSUs, and insurance companies through walkathons, seminars, and poster-making competitions.
ROAD SAFETY IN INDIA
Road safety is a major public health concern in India and a major cause of death, injury, disabilities and hospitalisation in the country.
As per a current report, around 400 people die every day in India due to road accidents. India tops in the number of road accident casualties across the 195 countries.
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