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Samvedana ka Safar highlights holistic approach to road safety

Kolkata, Feb 12 (UNI) The Sadak Suraksha Abhiyan 2024: “Samvedana ka Safar”, spearheaded by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) under the esteemed leadership of Minister Nitin Gadkari, culminated in a four-hour telethon in the national capital, leaving a lasting mark on India's road safety landscape.
Partnering with the SaveLIFE Foundation (SLF), a leading non-profit organisation in India dedicated to improving road safety and emergency medical care in India since 2008, the initiative emphasised ‘empathy’ as its core theme, urging responsible behaviour and respect for life on the roads, according to a media statement here on Monday.
The Minister shared his personal experience, highlighting the critical need for change. Gadkari stated, "In our country, around 500,000 accidents occur every year and in 2022 the loss of lives stood at 168,000 with 450,000 people getting injured. While we continue to improve road and vehicular engineering, this campaign aims to foster collaboration and empathy among road users to drive behaviour change.”
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