National Road Safety Month will be inaugurated today to disseminate awareness regarding road safety and reduce road accidents in India. The inaugural function will be held in New Delhi and National Road Safety Month will be launched by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari. Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Gen VK Singh and CEO, NITI Aayog Amitabh Kant will also participate in the event.
Activities planned during the Month include launch of a film on Road safety, flagging off of a National Championship Safe Speed Challenge from Wagah border to Kanyakumari and giving away of awards for Road Safety. State Governments, PSUs, and Insurance companies will also participate in awareness-creating activities, with seminars, walkathons, poster-making competitions etc.
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