Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the apex body of the automobile industry, along with Gyan Mandir Public School and Delhi Traffic Police organised the 5th Inter-School Competition on ‘Road Safety’ at the premises of Gyan Mandir Public School, Naraina Vihar, New Delhi. The three-day long competition on Road Safety successfully culminated today.
This was in continuation with their endeavour to sensitise students to various issues related to ‘Safe Mobility’ as well as to develop awareness regarding their responsibility towards themselves, their families, society and the country at large.
This event commenced on December 5, 2018 and culminated on December 7, 2018 which was divided into 34 various competitions giving opportunity to different groups of students to unleash their potential. The event comprised competitions of various themes on Road Safety. Participants depicted the theme through various competitions such as story dramatisation, fancy dress, ad-mad, rang-o-tsav, qawwali, songs, poster making, power point presentations, story designing, flash movie, photography and many more online competitions like song recording, techpaint, komikon, logo designing, flash movie, brochure designing, idea pitching etc., in a three day long event.
“SIAM along with its members are imparting road safety education among school and college students. The initiative started by SIAM and Gyan Mandir School has been encouraging other schools to join in many activities during the three days program. New innovative activities are attracting students and help us in meeting our objective of sensitising and giving knowledge in the form of play and learn to students. I would like to thank Gyan Mandir Public School for their full support in planning and execution and thank to Delhi Traffic Police for their continued support and making this effort worth the while,” said Vishnu Mathur, Director General, SIAM.
The event saw participation from 800 students from various schools. The school appointed independent experts in their respective fields as judges for the events in order to ensure unbiased judgements and transparency. The competition was followed by awarding students, sponsored by SIAM.
In recent years, companies have further increased their focus for road safety as well as awareness and traffic safety education by reaching out to its stakeholders such as government organisations, civil society including schools, traffic police and NGOs. SIAM is working with its members and dealers along with active participation of traffic police and other stakeholders to spread awareness on the issue.
This initiative reiterates automobile manufacturer's commitment towards road safety and responsibility, by connecting with the children and giving them lessons on basic nuances of road safety at an early age.
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