World Day of Remembrance 2023 in Bhopal, MP
National Centre for Human Settlements and Environment (NCHSE), in collaboration with Consumer Voice, New Delhi, joined hands with Ankur Higher Secondary School, T T Nagar, Bhopal, to organize a road walk and human chain on November 22, 2023, in honor of the “World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.” The objective of this initiative was to advocate for adherence to traffic rules, ultimately aiming to reduce accidents and casualties on the roads. The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, established by Road Peace in 1993, has gained global recognition and is observed every third Sunday in November as endorsed by the United Nations.
The event kicked off at Ankur Higher Secondary School, where Shri Narendra Chaudhary, a Traffic Police officer from Madhya Pradesh, addressed students, parents, teachers, and volunteers, emphasizing the critical importance of following traffic rules. Shri Avinash Shrivastava highlighted the significance of the day. Students, carrying placards with road safety messages, walked along Link Road Number 1, forming a human chain that extended towards TT Nagar main road. The police ensured the safety of the participants, and the atmosphere resonated with road safety chants.
The event gained additional significance by aligning with Madhya Pradesh Police’s month-long statewide drive to enforce helmet and seat belt usage. Over 100 students, teachers, and volunteers actively participated in the initiative. Dr. Pradip Nandi, DG, NCHSE, Mrs. Vishakha Sharma, Principal of Ankur HS School, and other dignitaries graced the occasion. The initiative included the distribution of pamphlets, installation of road safety signage, and educating vehicle drivers without helmets on safety rules. The event successfully contributed to raising awareness and fostering a safer road environment. Regional media played a crucial role in supporting the cause, providing extensive coverage of the event and highlighting the collective efforts made towards promoting road safety.Regional media supported the cause and provided very good coverage,