New Delhi, 2nd August, 2018: Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the apex body of the automobile industry, along with the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and Delhi Traffic Police organised the First School Connect Conclave to ensure “Safety of School Children in School Bus” at India International Centre today.
The First School Connect Conclave titled Aavekshan, `Enabling safer future’ focussed on educating schools on the use of GPS devices in school buses to ensure safety of school children as notified by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
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At the panel discussions held during the conclave, the participants highlighted the need for installing GPS devices and on board cameras in all school buses and called for stricter implementation to ensure safer transportation of school children.
The event saw participation from dignitaries like Ms. Neeti Sarkar, CEO & PD, NATRiP; Mr. Sutanu Behuria, Former Secretary, Ministry of Heavy Industries, GoI, Mr. Naveen Soni, President, SAFE- SIAM along with representatives from SIAM, MoRTH, GoI, Delhi Traffic Police and various schools from Delhi NCR.
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The event also aimed at building a consensus on the issue of school children safety while they travel from home to school and back. This initiative is also supported by various corporate houses and schools in Delhi.
To promote Inspection and Certification (I&C) of vehicles and reduced emission from in-use vehicles as well as drive increased safety on roads, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has launched an independent body, Society for Automotive Fitness & Environment (SAFE). With memberships from Industry, Government, Testing Agencies and NGOs, SAFE will work to generate awareness among various stakeholders vis-à-vis Inspection & Certification of in-use vehicles to ensure vehicle safety and a cleaner environment.
SAFE has organized Inspection Clinics for in-use vehicles and training workshops for emission technicians in various parts of the country. These programmes are meant to create awareness among vehicle owners on the importance of regular maintenance, which is one of the most effective ways to control vehicular emission levels. Additionally, SAFE will organize seminars in coordination with State Governments and other stakeholders.
SAFE has already undertaken several initiatives on Road Safety education of students, drivers and the general public. Through Road Safety Awareness Programmes, SAFE educates the community on traffic rules and inculcates a proper, responsible attitude towards fellow road users. SAFE is a catalyst in the automobile industry’s endeavour to fulfil its commitment towards a cleaner and safer environment and will continue to support and enhance the industry’s role as a responsible corporate citizen.
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The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) is a not-for-profit apex national body representing all major vehicle and vehicular engine manufacturers in India. SIAM works towards supporting sustainable development of the Indian Automobile Industry with the vision that India emerges as the destination of choice in the world for design and manufacture of automobiles. It also works towards facilitating enhancement of the competitiveness of the Indian Automobile Industry, reducing cost of vehicles, increasing productivity and achieving global standards of quality.
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