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.
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 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.