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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Consumer VOICE, in collaboration with its state partner Consumers Guild organized on Car Safety workshop on December 01, 2017 at Hotel Comfort-Inn, Gomtinagar, Lucknow. The main objective of the programme was to spread a message that safer cars are needed on Indian roads to save the precious lives.

Car Safety Workshop in Lucknow


Mr.Abhishek Srivastava, Chairman, Consumers Guild, welcomed the guests and in his inaugural address mentioned the need of car safety and requested the guests to give their best solutions on car safety features.

The Chief Guest of the programme, Shri Deepak Kumar Nigam, Special Judicial Magistrate explained the need of car safety in today’s scenario and appreciated the initiative of organizing such important program in the interest of consumers.

Shri Saundaraya Prakash, Assistant General Manager, One-up Motors, and Mr. Sayed Ehtasham Manager, Maruti Driving school joined the programme as experts and explained the various technical features such as airbags , seat belts sensors etc. They also stressed upon choosing safety over features.
Ms.Rinki Sharma, Head Projects, Consumer VOICE, discussed the importance of safety features such as seat belts, and airbags and also appealed to consumers to give preference to them while making their decision of buying a car.

Participants at Car Safety Workshop in Lucknow


People from all walks of life such as consumers, consumer associations, lawyers, students, professionals, and media participated in the workshop. A short video film was also shown on the subject matter. Informative material and guide to buying a safer car were distributed in the workshop.

Programme focused on the proposed government regulations to make some of these features mandatory for new cars from 1st October 2017 and for all cars in the coming years.

The programme  followed by question and answer session and the consumers  present at the seminar asked their respective questions to the dignitaries.

The event has been covered in press and media.

Dainik Jagran


Hindustan

NBT

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017



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मीडिया कवरेज



Hookah Bars in Delhi


NGT or the National Green Tribunal has asked authorities to regulate restaurants and bars and warned that it would order their closure in case of any environmental pollution. Consumer VOICE which conducted a survey of 40 hookah bars in Delhi in partnership with MART, appreciates the NGT order.

Following are the various media reports:

‘Hookah bars still running near schools’ - The Hindu

Ashim Sanyal, chief operating officer, VOICE, said: “We welcome the government’s decision to ban hookah bars in Delhi. Our survey showed hookah bars continue to operate despite the restrictions. Generally, hookahs are used as accompaniments in bars and pubs and target the young adult population. The decision by NGT will help in curbing the escalation of hookah bars attracting the youths of Delhi. It is spoiling the younger generation by getting them addicted. Also, such bars or pubs provide easy access to the student population. This needs to be stopped.” Read more


Hookah bars puffing off the ban and targeting youths - An observational study in Delhi by VOICE - Healthlive

A recent notification of Government of India GSR 500(E) dated May 23, 2017 under the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act, 2003(COTPA), from Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, completely prohibits use of Hookah, even in the smoking zones. Read more



Tuesday, December 5, 2017

To mark the World Day of Remembrance (WDR) for road accident victims Consumer VOICE, New Delhi along with its state partner Citizen Awareness Group Haryana organized a walkathon to spread the awareness on WDR based on the theme of “2020 Target: Reduce Road Fatalities and Serious Injuries by 50%.”


A human chain was created and peace march was held at Sector-5 Panchkula On November 19 to spread the awareness on WDR based on the theme of “2020 Target: Reduce Road Fatalities and Serious Injuries by 50%.” This annual event represents a significant opportunity to call attention to the road safety situation. The peace march held at Panchkula was also aimed at demanding immediate passage of the Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill-2017 in the coming winter session of Parliament.
Prominent people at the event included political leader Ranjeeta Mehta, Consumer Federation Haryana, S K Nayyar and  Sushma Khanna ,Women Welfare Trust.

Surinder Verma, Chairman, Citizen Awareness Group said  “In the state Haryana in the state of Haryana alone 11,234 road crashes, 10,531 injuries and 4,463 road fatalities took place in the year 2016 as per the report released by MoRTH. These casualties may include thousands of innocent children and youth into their productive years of life. This is a massacre on the roads. The passage of Bill is crucial in the upcoming session.”


The memorandum was submitted to the Transport Minister and Transport Commissioner of Haryana and a copy to Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways.
Amarjeet Singh who represented Consumer Voice said “The Road Safety bill promised by government is yet to see the light of say, We urge the government to pass the motor vehicle amendment bill 2017 in the next session of Parliament”. Around 100 people participated in the ‘Walk for safer roads’ to mark the World Day of Remembrance (WDR) for road accident victims.

The event was covered by the press and media.
Panchkula Bhaskar

Dainik Savera



To mark the World Day of Remembrance for road accidents victims, Consumer VOICE New Delhi, along with Rajasthan Police, Road Safety Cell, Department of Transport, Govt. of Rajasthan, Jaipur Traffic Police and Centre for Road Safety, Sardar Patel University organized a walkathon on November 19, 2017. The walkathon which started form Traffic Park, Shastri Nagar, Jaipur was in partnership with national and international organizations including FIA Foundation, NCC, NSS, Department of Lifelong Learning, University of Rajasthan, Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety and Bhartiya Manav Kalyan Samiti, People’s Trust, CUTS FIA Foundation, NCC, NSS, Department of Lifelong Learning, University of Rajasthan, Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety and Bhartiya Manav Kalyan Samiti, People’s Trust, and CUTS.

Walkathon in Jaipur

The event witnessed participation of more than 700 people including Mrs. S. Parimala, Superintendent of Police (Traffic).  Members from National Cadet Corps (NCC), National Service Scheme (NSS), NGOs, Traffic Police and also from victims’ family joined the event. Ms. Prerna Arora, Centre Coordinator, Centre for Road Safety spoke about the importance of the UN World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims which is organized on the 3rd Sunday of November every year.

World Day of Remembrance


Mr. Rajneesh, Public Relation Officer of the Department of Transport, Rajasthan also shared his life’s major incident when his journalist wife met with an accident. In the remembrance of passed souls, white balloons were floated in the sky by Mrs. S. Parimala, Superintendent of Police (Traffic) along with other dignitaries viz Sh. Aswini Bagga, Dr. Maya Tandon, Ms. Shilpa, and Additional SP, Traffic Police. They also shared their thoughts on the importance of Road Safety. Mrs. Indra, Sub-Inspector and In-charge of Education Cell of Jaipur Traffic Police informed about the various road safety norms and importance of safety gears such as helmets and seat belts.

A small rally for awareness among the general public was also organized by the NCC and NSS corps
and a pledge to all was carried out by Ms. Indra at the end of the event.

The event was well covered by the press and media.

DNA


Mahanagar Times

Mahanagar Times

Punjab Kesari 

Rajasthan Patrika

Samachar Jagat


Monday, December 4, 2017

To mark the World Day of Remembrance (WDR) for Road traffic Victims Consumer VOICE along with its state partner, Bhartiya Manav Kalyan Samiti, Noida organized a walkathon on 19th November in Noida.

Walkathon organised by Consumer VOICE and Bhartiya Manav Kalyan Samiti, Noida 


People from all walks of life assembled at the Community Center of Sector 23, Noida for the walkathon. Sri A. K. Singh, Superintendent of Police, Noida flagged-off the rally. He asked for greater awareness on traffic rules and also all the citizens to adhere to the traffic rules.

Sri Hemant Upadhaya, Advisor Consumer VOICE who was also present for the occasion reiterated that Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill 2017 should be urgently cleared. He hoped that in the coming winter session of the Parliament it will be passed.

World Day of Reemembrance


Sri S.C.Sharma, President Bhartiya Manav Kalyan Samiti mentioned the deaths that one witnesses every day on Indian roads. He urged that we should feel and understand that traffic rules are for own safety. He also demanded the quick clearance of the MVA Bill 2017.

This peaceful march through main road covering a distance of about two kilometer reached Noida Stadium at Gate Number 4 where Sri M.K Singh City Magistrate received the memorandum and assured that suitable action will be taken in this regard.

Children Participating in Walkathon in Noida


There were nearly 200 participants comprising students, eminent persons including presidents of Residents Welfare Associations and respectable citizens of Noida Associations, Advocates, and Media Persons. The Event ended after refreshment to participants.

The event was also well covered by the press and media.

Chetna Manch

Capital Zone
Hind Ki Jameen

Navodaya

Noida Kesri

Vishwa Guru

Amar Ujala


Friday, December 1, 2017

To mark the World Day of Remembrance (WDR) for road accident victims Consumer VOICE, New Delhi along with its state partner Citizen Awareness Group Chandigarh and Chandigarh Police organized a walk at Children's Park, Sector 23, on November 19, 2017 to demand safer roads for all.

The ‘Walk for Safer Roads’ which was attended by 250 people was followed by a candlelight march which saw the participation of social activists, personnel of Chandigarh Police, Traffic Police, scores of students of MCM College and Home Science College.

Walk for Safer Roads in Chandigarh


DSP Traffic, Rajeev Ambasta delivered a talk and gave detailed information on traffic rules. Motivational speaker and Traffic Marshal, Mohinder Kour Kataria spoke on the significance of the day.

On this occasion, Surinder Verma, Chairman Citizen Awareness Group said that “this is the third year in a row that we are observing this day in remembrance of Road Traffic Victims with the support of Consumer Voice Delhi which is also working tirelessly to raise the demand for early passage of Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill 2017.”

Candle Light March in Chandigarh


Chandigarh alone witnessed 428 road crashes, 329 injuries and 151 road fatalities in the year 2016 as per the report released by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH). These casualties include thousands of children and youth into their productive years of life. The passage of Bill is crucial in the upcoming session.

Amarjeet Singh Advisor, Consumer Voice said that the Road Safety Bill promised by the government is yet to see the light and we urge the government to pass the Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill 2017 in the next session of Parliament.

WDR in Chandigarh

The memorandum was submitted to the Transport minister and Transport Commissioner of Punjab and a copy to Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways.

Online Coverage:



The event was covered by various print and electronic media.

Times of India

Punjabi Tribune

Chandigarh Tribune

Ajit 

Ajit Samachar

Amar Ujala

Dainik Jagran

Dainik Savera

Jagbani




Wednesday, November 29, 2017

To mark the World Day of Remembrance (WDR) for road accident victims Consumer VOICE, New Delhi along with its state partner Consumer Guild Lucknow organized a walk from Swasthya Bhawan Chauraha near (old High Court Building) to Shaheed Smarak, on November 19, 2017 to demand safer roads for all.

Walkathon in Lucknow


People from all walks of life, lawyers, Govt employees, Bar Association Representatives, Students, NGO representatives, and Media had participated actively in the program. Peace walk started from Swasthya Bhawan Chauraha and moved from Civil Court, Uttar Pradesh State Transport Corporation Head office, Transport Commissioner office and ended at Shaeed Smarak.

A two minute silence was observed in the remembrance of road traffic victims. Mr.Gangaphal, the Additional Secretary Transport Road Safety & IT Govt. of Uttar Pradesh sent a message on Road Safety and appreciated the walkathon. A memorandum was submitted to the Additional secretary and a copy was sent to the State Transport Minister Shri Swatantra Dev Singh and Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways.

WDR in Lucknow

On this occasion Abhishek Srivastava Chairman, Consumer Guild said that this is the third year in a row we are observing this day in the remembrance of Road Traffic Victims with the support of Consumer Voice Delhi. We are also tirelessly working on to raise our voice to demand early passage of Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill 2017. He said that in U.P alone 35,612 road crashes , 25096 injuries and 19,320 road fatalities occurred in the year 2016.

Imran Ullah Khan, Rajat Bansal Advocate, Anshu Singh Office Bearer of Oudh Bar Association, Rusheeda Women Activist, Pratyush Chaubey, Robin, Pradeep Gupta , President Vaish Samaj Uttar Pradesh, Lavi Tikkha Awadh Upbhokta Hit Sanrkshan Samiti, RD Shukla from Arpan Sewa Sansthan, Akhilesh Tiwari Dukhna Devi Sewa Sanshthan, Amita Yadav Advocate, Amjad Siddiqui also spoke on the occasion and demanded early passage of Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill 2017, Few accident victims also shared their experience .

Ekta Purohit who represented Consumer Voice, said that The Road Safety bill promised by the government is yet to see the light and ‘we urge the government to pass the Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill 2017 in the next session of Parliament. The event was covered by various print and electronic media.

Media Coverage in Various Newspapers

Hindustan

Swatantra Bharat

Tezkhawar

Amar Ujala

Armantoday

AVNN News

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