A Walkathon was organized on 17th Nov 2018 by the Institute of Public Health (IPH), Bengaluru in association with the Government Girls Junior College (High school section), Malleswaram, under the Banner of ‘Safer Roads Bengaluru’ to observe The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR). the WDR is commemorated to remember the many millions killed and injured on roads, together with their families, friends and many others who are also affected.
Dr. C N Ashwath Narayan, MLA, Malleshwaram constituency participated as a chief guest for the event and flagged off the walkathon. Dr. Asha Abhikar, Deputy Director of State Road Safety Cell, Karnataka; Mr. Prathap Reddy, DySP – Road Safety Cell; Dr. Upendra Bhojani, Assistant Director of Institute of Public Health; and the Vice-Principal of Govt Girls College, Malleshwaram along with other Officials from Police and Transport department had participated and addressed the program. The event was witnessed by participants of more than 350 school and college students of Government Girls College and Padmashree Group of Institutions.
As a part of the event, a candlelit vigil was observed to remember the victims of road crashes.
Representatives from the media were also invited for the event and 10 media houses (including 2 electronic media – TV 5 & DD) covered the event.