Jamshedpur, August 28: Nearly 30 schools participated in a concert on the theme of Safety held at XLRI Auditorium on Friday organized by Tata Steel and SAFE.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Guest, T.V.Narendran, M.D Tata Steel said that safety was close to his heart. Even if you save one life, it becomes a valuable life.
He also raised the question as to why we have to convince people to be safe and not have accidents which can be avoided. This is because some leave it as a matter of fate while others may feel that accidents can only happen to other people.
He also wondered why we hesitate to tell people to wear seat belts while driving or use of helmets. However when an accident does occur we go all out to take care of the patient. Teachers play an important role in shaping the minds of children and this is important. While there is a lot of talk of smart city, let us also make Jamshedpur a safe city.
Giving his thoughts, the Guest of Honour, R. Ravi Prasad, President Tata Workers Union, mentioned that Tata Steel is doing a lot of work on Safety. It was good that the children were being given inputs on Safety right from a young age as this would help in making Jamshedpur a safe place. Parents should also teach children about road safety.
SAFE (Safety Awareness for Everyone) is a movement that was started in Jamshedpur nearly 10 years ago, with the objective of creating awareness amongst community towards Road Safety.
According to Mrs Ruchi Narendran, ‘We are trying to make Safety more relevant to the youth and engage them in a fun manner on the intense subject of Safety. The proposition to the children is that it is “SMART TO BE SAFE” .The scope of the activities has been has been widened from just Road Safety to Cyber Safety and Personal Safety at home and in School.’
SAFE put up a Concert titled ‘A Musical Extravaganza… ZINDAGI SURAKSHA KE SANG’ at Tata Auditorium, XLRI, on the theme of Safety, to showcase Safety through children, to a wider audience of parents, children and citizens of Jamshedpur. It is a unique project because for the first time a collaborative activity of this might is being undertaken on a large scale.
Students at the concert made the audience aware of safety through dance drama. There were Live songs, dance and dialogue.
The concert involved almost 30 schools of Jamshedpur with 225 children participating. Two shows, one for children and another for parents, covered almost 2400 people, who appreciated the importance of Safety as a value system.