India, Gathering, Conference, Vigil, 15 November 2015

Gathering/Meeting, Conference/Seminar, Vigil, Sharing, Recognising and Acknowledgement

“World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims”

THE ABILITY PEOPLE & Indian Federation of Road Safety


Road Safety week Month for Life….
Nearly every day, a serious road traffic crash somewhere in and around Visakhapatnam makes newspaper headlines. For every such news event, many other road traffic crashes – both fatal and non-fatal – go unreported because they have become such “routine” events. From 1st January 2015 onwards more than 489 people lost their lives in Visakhapatnam’s road and few of hundreds are disabled for life. The devastation that these incidents wreak on victims, their families, friends and communities is incalculable.

Our youths are India’s workhorse. For a strong economy, India cannot afford to lose her youths in accidental deaths. It is alarming to learn that 59% are youths (18-45 years) among the unnatural deaths, total 4.5 lakh accidental deaths in 2014 in India (an increase of 13% over the year 2013).

We stand at an overall 64% death rate compared against total injured victims by unnatural accidents. – (Source: NCRB, 2014). It is indeed disturbing to see the increasing death rate trend year-on-year. We Indians are the source of this problem and the onus of solving it lies with us only. In fact, citizens are entitled to demand protection of their life from accidents as a human right.

In this connection, The Ability People organising the Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims in Visakhapatnam on Sunday, 15th Nov 2015. This is the first of its kind event organised in Andhra Pradesh. We are planning to invite few victims of road traffic crashes and their families to share with the audience (mostly School and College students).
Life is 10% what happens to you And 90% how you react to it!
“Human Rights refer not just to personal civil and political rights, but collective economic, social and cultural ones too – New Internationalist”
“When Policies weaken, Rights must be strengthened”
Planned activities:

1. Moments of silence and sounds.
2. Exhibitions and displays.
3. Stalls for Road Transport Department/Traffic Police/Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation/National Highway Authority of India/104 Ambulance service/Fire Brigade
4. Exhibition of memories and displays of victim’s photos.
5. Memorials: Holding a candle-light vigil for victims;
6. Programme & Function for Recognising and acknowledgement with prize distribution:

Venue: Parking Area, Opp. Viswapriya Function Hall, R. K. Beach, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India, South Asia.
Programme Schedule: Sunday, the 15th Nov 2015 at 5.00 P.M

VIP Guest Confirmed Participants:

1. Sri Ganta Srinivasa Rao, Minister for Education, Govt. Of Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam.
2. Sri Sidda Raghava Rao, Minister for Transport, Roads & Buildings. Govt. Of Andhra Pradesh
3. Dr. Kambhampati Hari Babu, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), Visakhapatnam.
4. Shri VASUPALLI GANESH KUMAR, MLA, Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly.
5. Shri VISHNU KUMAR RAJU, MLA, Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly.
6. Sri N. Yuvaraj, IAS, Collector & District Magistrate, Visakhapatnam.
7. Sri Pravin Kumar, IAS, Muncipal Commissioner, G.V.M.C, Visakhapatnam
8. Sri Amit Garg, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Visakhapatnam.
9. Sri S Venkateswara Rao, Deputy Transport Commissioner, Transport Department, Govt. Of Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam

Recognising and acknowledgement with mementos:

1. Recognising for good Samaritans who come forward to help victims of road traffic crashes and their families.
2. Recognising for best police officers who come forward to help victims of road traffic crashes and their families.
3. Recognising for best RTO staffs that raise awareness on road safety.
4. Recognising for best doctor/nurse/ambulance staff who on duty tirelessly save lives for victims of road traffic crashes and their families.
5. Recognising for best reporter and news item for road safety.
6. Recognising for best APSRTC driver who had not met with accidents this year.
7. Recognising for best school and college for practicing road safety awareness.
8. Recognising for best Fire brigade personnel.
9. Recognising for best road safety trainer.
10. Acknowledging the road accident victims.


1. Purpose & Message 05 mnts
2. Moment of Silence and Sound 02 mnts
3. Documentary movie on suffering of victims 10 mnts
4. Live videos 05 mnts
5. Personal Experience 20 mnts
6. Road Safety Trainer 10 mnts
7. Speech by the Chief Guest, Guest of Honour and VIPs. 20 mnts
8. Message from the Founder 10 mnts
9. Candle light ceremony & Walk at 6:00 PM 10 mnts


Supported by: Indian Federation Of Road Safety, Hyderabad, Telangana

Event Link:

»It’s time to Remember – Say NO to Road Crime!«









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