Society for Automotive Fitness & Environment (SAFE), a SIAM initiative, in association with Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and Transport Department, Jharkhand, organised the 20th edition of SAFE Annual Convention in Ranchi, Jharkhand on June 11. The theme was “Make Roads Safer: 50 by 2030”, which implies reducing 50 percent fatality rate by 2030, with a fitting tag line – ‘Safe Jharkhand. Sure Jharkhand’. The Convention was attended by prominent guests from the ministry and delegates from different backgrounds.
Chief Guest C P Singh, Jharkhand Minister of Urban Development, Housing & Transport Department welcomed the automotive industry in Jharkhand and requested to spearhead their CSR funds for the automotive testing centre there. He also stressed that first, the lawmakers should adhere to the road rules and regulations and then enforce the same for the public.
Addressing the delegates, Prawin Kumar Toppo, Secretary Transport, Jharkhand laid emphasis on the road safety concern and said “Safety on the roads is as much a responsibility of individuals as it is on the law enforcers. He welcomed the auto industry for managing the road safety work in Jharkhand by opening the ILC centre and training centre.”
Anupam Shrivastava, Vice President, SAFE and Mahesh Rajoria, Treasurer also spoke.
SIAM and the Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC) also launched “Driver Safe App” which is a platform to recognize, reward and incentivize people with good driving behaviour.