The Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University in collaboration with the Road Safety Department of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure & Land Transport and the Municipal Council of Curepipe has organized a major event as part of the 4th World Road Safety Week established by the United Nations. It was held at Sir Winston Churchill Stadium in Curepipe on Thursday 11 May 2017.
The main objective was to raise awareness on road traffic dangers and the need to slow down for road safety. About 600 Students from secondary schools, accompanied by their teachers and members of NGOs of Curepipe were gathered.
Hon. Nandcoomar Bodha, Minister of Public Infrastructure and Land Transport Hon. S. Toussaint, Minister of Youth and Sports
The Hon Nandcoomar Bodha, Minister of Public Infrastructure & Land Transport said that accident is the 1st killer in the world. He also added that awareness on Road Safety should be an immense task always and at every moment for everyone. He mentioned about the visit of Mr Jean Todt, Ambassador of Road Safety from the UN to work with the Government, Stakeholders and the Insurance Agents. He made an appeal of the responsibility of everyone to make the road safer for everyone.
The Hon Stephan Toussaint, Minister of Youth and Sports addressed directly to students of how cautious and responsible students should be on the road.
Mr Simon Springett, UN Resident Cordinator Mrs Sybille Lolochou, Mayor of Curepipe
Mr Simon Springett, UN Resident Coordinator underlined that around 1.2 million people are killed by road accident every year in the world and that the main objective of the UN is to reduce that to half in 15 years.
A 4-days Value Awareness programme was organized during the United Nations Road Safety Week held on 8 to 14 May 2017 by the Brahma Kumaris Office UN together with the Police Traffic Unit of Rodrigues. This programme was held in the vicinity of the Capital City, Port Mathurin - at the bus station, Mauritius Commercial Bank square, Solidarity Street and near Mont Lubin Market.
The aim of this activity was to sensitise drivers to be more careful and calm on the road.
The Brahma Kumaris were accompanied by Police traffic officers in different congested regions to stop vehicles while drivers were briefed on the event. Brochures on the awareness programme and slogan ‘Slow down’ and virtue cards were distributed to them to enable inner stability while driving. There was a very good response among the drivers and the police officers were very cooperative.
There was coverage of this programme by both local radio and television and we got a very positive feedback. Hence the Police Traffic Unit is eager to collaborate with any future Bk activities.
25 May 2016
“Sensitisation Campaign on Road Safety for Senior Citizens” –
SOCIAL WELFARE CENTRE SAINT PIERRE
The Social Welfare Division of the Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity Reform Institutions has organised a Sensitization Campaign on Road Safety for Senior Citizens of Saint Pierre and Mount Ory Social Welfare Centre and Nouvelle Découverte Elderly Day Care Centres. It was held at Saint Pierre Elderly Day Care Centre on Wednesday 25 May 2016 from 10 00 to 12 30.
The main objectives were
(i) to sensitise senior citizens on road safety rules and
(ii) to inculcate road safety values through the practice of road safe behaviour among the elders.
Eminent Personalities on stage:
Mrs G Jhamna, Senior Social Welfare Officer, Mr Premchand Tanakoor, Sergeant Kangalia from Road Safety Unity talked on Road Safety, Bro Pradeep, Project Coordinator on Road Safety in Mauritius, Chairperson of Saint Pierre Social welfare Centre, Hon Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, Member of National Assembly,
Mr J Aukhaz, Principal Engineer of Traffic Management and Road Safety Unit (TMRSU), Hon Yogida Sawmynaden, Minister of Youth and Sports
A Road Safety Awareness Campaign was organized by the BKWSU in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Infrastructure and Land Transport, Road Safety Unit, Traffic Management Road Safety Unit (TMRSU) and Highlands Community Development Association on
12 June 2016 on the Highlands Football Playground.