National Safety Day 2021: India: Safety 

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“At the end of the day, the goals are simple: safety and security”.- Jodi Rell, former governor of Connecticut.

 

 

Today is India’s 50th National Safety Day. On every 4th march, India celebrates this day, to raise awareness and safety guidelines, specifically road safety and workplace safety. 

India’s National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)shows that a gross total of 4,21,104 human deaths occurred in 2019 as a result of fatal accidents. Traffic accidents remained higher in number around 4,67,171. 

The government of India has set up a National Safety Council (NSC), to control road accidents, which often results from defying the traffic rules. 

On the very special day of National Safety Day, we explore some history and themes related to the day. 

History 

The National Safety Day was discovered for the first time in 1972, on the foundation day of the National Safety Council. 

National safety day is a self-financing, nonprofit, and pyramidal apex body at the national level.

It was started by the government of India, Minister of Labor and Employment on 4th March 1965 to bring about a voluntary movement on safety, health, and environment. It’s and self-governing body.  

Theme

Every year there is a different theme for the day. Today’s theme is “Sadak Suraksha” (Road safety). 

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