Hundreds thronged the skywalk and footpaths outside Sion Station on Monday, 6th May, to sensitize pedestrians regarding the importance of Road Safety.
Online PR News – 07-May-2013 – Mumbai, Maharashtra – The day marked the beginning of the Road Safety Week, an initiative by the SafeKids Foundation in association with the UN General Assembly. Volunteers aged between 4 - 75 years were heard chanting slogans and urging the pedestrian to use the footpath and the skywalk.
The initiative also got a rousing response from the Mumbai Traffic Police who stood along side the aam janta and helped increase the visibility of the placards. The picture shows Matunga Traffic Police Inspector Ms. Sujata Patil and the Executive Director of SafeKids Foundation Ms. Rupa Kothari.
About SafeKids Foundation
Safekids is a worldwide foundation with an extensive network in 23 countries. In India, there presence is in Mumbai, Delhi and Ahmedabad. Under the able guidance of Mrs. Rupa Kothari, the foundation aims to touch the lives of 283000 children through classroom sessions and local teacher training programs. The traffic police official data shows their efforts success in numbers that were unveiled recently; the number of child pedestrians involved in accidents has come down from 59 in 2010 to 34 in 2012!