Kinder Women’s Hospital and Fertility Centre Walks the Mile to observe National Road Safety Week
Bengaluru, January 31, 2023: Kinder Women’s Hospital and Fertility Centre, one of the city’s leading women and childcare hospitals, organized a Walkathon today on the occasion of National Road Safety Week in association with Bangalore Traffic Police, East Sub Division, Bengaluru, leading sporting goods retailing company, Decathlon Whitefield, WACIA and Kundalahalli Kerala Samajam. With an aim to raise awareness about road safety and measures to follow to keep oneself safe and prevent road accidents, the walkathon was kicked off in the presence of Ms. Nidhi Chilumula – a Pro Tennis Player from Kinder Hospital Whitefield at 6 am and went through Hoodi Junction, Graphite India Road and finally finishing the walk back at the hospital. More than 150+ participants were a part of this initiative showing their support for the cause.
Observed from January 16-21, 2023, the theme for Road Safety Week this year as conceived by the Government of India in collaboration with various state governments is “Safe Yourself to Save Your Family”. Road traffic accidents are one of the leading causes of untimely death and injuries globally. The World Health Organization reports that at least one in 10 people who get killed on road across the globe is from India and Bangalore, over the past decade, has recorded second highest number of deaths due to road accidents in India, resulting in fatalities, injuries, disabilities, and even death.
“India is home to one of the largest road networks in the world and lack of road safety is a major developmental issue, which results in unfortunate accidents and deaths. In our commitment to helping the citizens of the city understand the importance of maintaining road safety, educate them about the rules that must be followed, and enlighten them about the various ways through which they can become more cognizant about their safety on the roads – while driving, walking or crossing the roads, we have arranged this walkathon. Through this continuous and focused initiative of ours, we aim to raise awareness amongst everyone around us and make our city better and safer, especially for women and children,” said Mr. Renjith Krishnan – CEO, of Kinder Hospitals, India.
The event saw active participation from the neighborhood residents, employees, and their families.