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Odisha CM inaugurates road safety training programme ‘Rakshak’

10/11/2021 at 7:44 PM

Bhubaneswar, Nov 10: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated an innovative road safety program ‘Rakshak’ at the Convention Center of Lok Seva Bhavan.

The ‘Rakshak’ programme, organised by the State Transport Department, will train 30,000 First Responders. The 300 trainees will train for 30 weeks in 30 districts of the state. Chief Minister Patnaik hopes that this will provide immediate assistance and treatment to the victims of road accidents and save many lives.

Addressing the gathering, the Chief Minister said that road accident are not just the loss of one person or one family. This is the loss of society. “So we all need to work together to prevent road mishaps,” he said.

The Chief Minister reiterated that the responsibility of the drivers is the same as that of the road users. In addition, other people at the scene of the accident have also special responsibilities. “So with a little help, a lot of lives can be saved and many families can be saved from misery,” said Naveen.

Highlighting the training system, the Chief Minister said that “you all are a Good Samaritans. The first hour of the accident is the most important. If the accident victims get prompt medical care within the golden hours, we can save a lot of lives,” the Odisha CM said.

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