Odisha CM Inaugurates Road Safety Training Program “Rakshak”

Bhubaneswar, 10/11:Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated an innovative road safety program ‘Rakshak’ at the Convention Center at Lok Seva Bhavan.

The training, organized by the state Department of Transportation, will train 30,000 First Responders. The 300 trainers 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 accidents are not just the loss of one person or one family. This is the loss of society. The economy is also at a disadvantage. “So we all need to work together to prevent this,” 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 special responsibilities. “So with a little help, a lot of lives can be saved and many families can be saved from misery,” he said.

Highlighting the training system, the Chief Minister said that you are a Good Samaritan. The first hour of the accident is the most important. “If we treat it right now, we can save a lot of lives,” he said.

He asserted that his confession had been obtained through torture, and that his confession had been obtained through torture. In addition, the state government has set up a fund of Rs 16 crore to treat the victims.

The Chief Minister appealed to the Government to co-operate in this effort to prevent road accidents.

The Chief Minister lauded the efforts of various non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to provide immediate assistance and create awareness during road accidents. The chief minister hoped that their efforts would be successful and that the death toll from accidents could be reduced.

He thanked the Department of Transportation for the training program and said it was the first such program at the state level. “After the completion of the training program, there will be a lot of improvement in road safety,” he said. The Chief Minister thanked the various volunteers, Red Cross and other organizations who participated in the event and wished them all the best in their lives.
At the event, the Chief Minister unveiled the logo of the Guardian Training Program and inaugurated its website OPTICS. Kit4 and T-shirts were distributed to the first responders who attended the training.

Attending the function, Minister for Commerce and Transport Shri Padmanabha Behera highlighted the various measures being taken by the state government to prevent road accidents.

The Chief Secretary of the Department, Mr. Madhusudan Padhi, delivered the welcome address and Mr. Arun Bothra of the Transport Commission thanked the participants.

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