A quiz on road safety was conducted on 12.1.2009 at the Madras School of Social Work, Egmore, Chennai in partnership with Lions Club Of Silver Pearls. The National Service Scheme (NSS) program office Prof. Lavanya welcomed the gathering. The Principal of the School of Social Work addressed the gathering and stressed the need for safe driving habits. The State Coordinator for NSS, Dr Raja Hussain said that road safety is a key area of work for the NSS.
Mr Suresh Krishna, an accident victim spoke about his experience. He said that his accident happened when he was working in USA. As the accident cases are handled very well there, he was able to survive. There they are very well trained in handling accident situations whereas in India it is not so.The ambulance also arrives very quickly and the police take immediate action.He also said that he can not forget two days in his life, one his birthday and the other the day of the accident. He considers it as a rebirth as the spinal chord injury has totally changed his life.
NSS volunteer Mr S.Ve Easwaran said that they are taking all necessary steps to put a pedestrian crossing outside their college.
Ln Rajalakshmi Ramakrishnan, President of Lions Club Of Silver Pearls also spoke on the occation.
The quiz was conducted by Ms Sowmya Simhan. There were three teams of two participants each and an audience of fifty. There were ten rounds of questions and the response was very good. Posters on road safety were also put up at the venue. The inputs for the quiz and the posters were provided by Arrivesafe Society, Chandigarh.