Bringing Awareness And Safety Amongst The Society: National Safety Day
The National Safety Day is celebrated on 4th March every year. The motive is to emphasize on the safety rules which one should follow in one’s day to day life. The date so chosen is synonymous with the establishment of National Safety Council of India. It is a non-profit organisation which deals with spreading awareness amongst the masses regarding the safety in various spheres of life. The organisation has 3 divisions and it is registered under the Bombay Public Trust Act 1950 and the Societies Registration Act 1960.
The National Safety Council got established in the year 1966 and it works for the Safety Health and Environment (SHE) movement. It took the initiative to observe the National Safety Day in the year 1972. But soon it got changed into National Safety Week because of the increasing incidents of accidents which take place on roads as well as houses. So instead of one day, the organisation now make efforts to spend 7 days in creating awareness among the commoners regarding safety rules to be followed in order to lead a safe and secure life.
The various events, which take place during the day, are poster marking and banner marking regarding the safety strategies to be followed. Competitions for writing essays, slogans, enacting safety performances and others are also organized. The badges are being spread in the educational institutes and students also take safety pledge. Screening of safety films in various schools and colleges is also done. For the offices and other institutes, seminars and workshops are conducted to promote the importance of safety. Other community awareness programmes are also conducted by the organisation.