CHD Group and St Joseph Engineering College (SJEC) supported by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India conducted a Regional Seminar today on Road Safety under the theme of “Being alert on the roads” and “Importance of Seat Belts.”
The Regional Seminar was inaugurated by Shri. Ravishankar P, Assistant Regional Transport Officer, DK District. Over 750 students participated in the entire deliberation and the students expressed happiness as it was the first time they were exposed to such a programme on road safety and that to coinciding with International Day of Happiness.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Edmond Fernandes, CEO, CHD Group highlighted the fact that over 400 people die on India’s roads everyday and who knows who’s next. He narrated his experience on how CHD Group brought out a road safety user id card for all citizens who wished to use it and how CHD Group was instrumental in advocating for driver’s seat belt in 2015 much before time until the Court passed a compulsory mandate recently.
Dr. Rio Dsouza, Principal, St Joseph Engineering College shared his remarks on how road safety remains an integral part of engineering commitments and how crucial it is to engage in road safety and accident prevention.
Assistant RTO spoke at length narrating various methods which become instrumental in road safety and also spoke on legislative changes in the recent past. He walked the students through life touching stories which have permanently changed the way people approached the roads.
The Assistant RTO complemented CHD Group and St Joseph Engineering College for the initiative and also thanked the young minds for a patient hearing.
Rev. Fr. Wilfred Prakash, Director, SJEC, Rev. Fr. Rohith, Assistant Director, SJEC, Rev. Fr. Alwyn, Assistant Director, SJEC, Iroll Magnus, Lead- Administration, CHD Group, Mr. Shawn Fernandes, Road Safety Activist were others present for the seminar.