Jamshedpur : In an effort to reinforce the importance of safety amongst the youth of Jamshedpur, SAFE (Safety Awareness for Everyone) Club organised Safety Mela for the first time. More than 4000 students from more than 70 schools in the city participated in it.
Jeffery A Forfang, vice-president (safety), Tata Steel and Anand Sen, president, TQM & Steel Business, Tata Steel inaugurated the mela. Schools displayed stalls on food safety, railway safety, road safety, domestic safety, and disaster management. More than 4000 students participated and attended the fair from over 40 schools in the city.
Officials said that in order to influence behaviour, SAFE believes it is essential to engage the children at an emotional level of the consequences and impact of an accident on their own lives and the lives of people around them.
“Unless children empathise with people affected by a mishap, they will never understand what a family undergoes when it loses a member. They will then understand that when they indulge in rash driving and flouting traffic rules, they are laying themselves open to danger and their families to lifelong trauma,” said Ruchi Narendran, chairperson SAFE Club.
She lauded the efforts of Tata Steel and said that steps like these would help to educate students. She expressed confidence that the campaign would bore fruitful results.
“The programme is aimed to spread awareness and promote the importance and criticality of safety in all walks of life. Safety is an aspect which plays a key role in everybody’s day to day life,” noted an official.
The objective of the campaign is to make students and citizens aware of the significance of road safety and highlighting the importance of safety in schools.
It may be noted that SAFE( Safety for Every One) Club has been working to create awareness on traffic rules to control accidents.
It has organised several events like rallies, workshop and seminars on road safety. Various SAFE Clubs are active in schools.