Candle light vigil held to remember road accident victims

The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year to remember the millions of people killed and injured on roads and their families and friends.

AUQIB SALAM
Srinagar, Publish Date: Nov 18 2018 10:44PM | Updated Date: Nov 18 2018 10:44PM
Candle light vigil held to remember road accident victimsPhoto: Aman Farooq/GK

Scores of members of several NGOs and youth held a candle light vigil to mark the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims at Press Enclave here.  

The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year to remember the millions of people killed and injured on roads and their families and friends.

The event was organised by Kashmir road safety foundation to draw attention to the need for legislation, awareness, infrastructure, technology, and post-crash response to save more families from the tragedy of losing a loved one.

The theme of this year’s World Day of Remembrance is “Roads have Stories.” “We dedicate this day to our beloved member who we lost in 27th November, 2016 in a road accident. The aim of this event is to create awareness among our society that will help us in saving lives”, said KRSF chairman Nasir Ali Khan.  

“KRSF is working to ensure that our roads become safer roads for all the commuters. Such days are very important to observe so that everyone in this society realizes that how many lives we are losing on the roads”, he said.

The organisers informed that Road traffic crashes claim the lives of 1.3 million victims on the world’s roads every year while a thousand people on an average die every year on the roads of Kashmir.

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