Describing road accident deaths as an epidemic and asking the public to join him in the campaign for safer roads, Mr. Mahindra said, “Most of these deaths could have been prevented. With the right traffic technology, training and public policies, millions of lives can be saved”.
Welcoming Mr. Mahindra’s support to the campaign, Piyush Tewari, Founder & CEO of SaveLIFE Foundation said, “Mr. Mahindra is one of the most respected business leaders in the country. We are extremely glad that he has decided to lend his leadership and support to the crucial issue of Road Safety”.
The video message was released on YouTube and may be accessed at:
In the past decade, over 1 million people have been killed and close to 6 million have been seriously injured or permanently disabled in road accidents in India. The demands for better road safety and stronger laws have gained momentum after the unfortunate demise of Mr. Gopinath Munde in a road accident in New Delhi on 3rd June, 2014.
About SaveLIFE Foundation
SaveLIFE Foundation (SLF) is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization focused on improving road safety and emergency medical care across India. SLF is combining innovative on-ground interventions with advocacy for stronger national level policies to establish a sustainable framework for Road Safety. In the recent past, SaveLIFE Foundation has been responsible for securing the ban on trucks from carrying protruding rods, responsible for killing over 9000 people in 2012 alone. Presently, SLF is supporting the development of a comprehensive road safety law for India including protection from legal hassles, for Good Samaritans who assist injured road accident victims.
Mr Piyush Tewari is available for interviews or additional information on 98181 68116.
The Mahindra Group focuses on enabling people to rise through solutions that power mobility, drive rural prosperity, enhance urban lifestyles and increase business efficiency.
A USD 16.5 billion multinational group based in Mumbai, India, Mahindra employs more than 180,000 people in over 100 countries. Mahindra operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership
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In 2014, Mahindra featured on the Forbes Global 2000, a comprehensive listing of the world’s largest, most powerful public companies, as measured by revenue, profit, assets and market value. The Mahindra Group also received the Financial Times ‘Boldness in Business’ Award in the ‘Emerging Markets’ category in 2013.
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