The “Safety through Spiritual Life-Skills” project is gradually being initiated in various countries across the five continents.
During World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims observed, events are held by various Brahma Kumaris centres sowing seeds in eight countries across four continents.
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During Global Road Safety Week in May 2013, Mauritius centre initiated elaborate activities under the theme "Road Safety through Self-Transformation".
Sri Lanka's Batticaloa centre also initiated a training programme for drivers in Feb 2013 by holding a short programme for drivers at the centre.
Some glimpses of these services are provided here:
The Brahma Kumaris centre at Mauritius has undertaken special initiatives in collaboration with the national government. With a view to sensitising road users, the BKWSU has implemented the Road Safety through Self-Transformation project, thus putting the onus on knowing and understanding oneself in the exercise of accident prevention on the roads.
It started as a pilot project at the Eastern Stone Crusher at Laventure, where drivers showed a keen interest. The project was brought to the attention of the Mauritian Public at large during the UN Global Road Safety Week (GRSW) from 6th to 12th May 2013, through awareness campaigns in different parts of the island. This was done in collaboration with the Special Road Safety Unit of the Prime Minister's Office and other stakeholders.
During GRSW, the various events held included a press conference, a launching ceremony, a guided exhibition of 20 giant charts on the theme of the project, radio and TV programmes, awareness programmes, pledge campaign etc.
After the Global Road Safety Week, further programmes were organised.
- A talk at State Secondary School of Curepipe (Girls Dept.)
- The Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity & Reform Institutions organised a grand programme in collaboration with Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University, Special Road Safety Unit of Prime Minister's Office and the Municipality of Vacoas/Phoenix on 'Road Safety Awareness Campaign for the Elderly and Exhibition on Road Safety'
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Passengers, Drivers and Public protection programme – 16th February 2013
The Batticalao centre held this pilot programme at their centre -Light House. This was graced by the Traffic sergeant Mr.Hithayathullah. Participants included 34 drivers from Kachcheri, Municipal council, Hospital Ambulancedrivers, D.S office, Eastern University and Auto drivers'union president.
The Traffic sergeant Mr.Hithayathullah explained the rules of motor traffic and the points system of punishment. Brother Somesh explained that "power of focusing mind" through a multimedia presentation. Batticaloa Brahmakumaris Centre coordinator Brother Suresh, explained that "How to make a good driver". The participants expressed that they felt very relaxed, this programme helped cleared our mind, and also expected that more such events be held regularly.
Sri Lanka Batticaloa Road Safety Programme Glimpses :