In a bid to make road safety a national movement, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Union road transport and highways ministry have come up together to make the people aware of the road safety. They are jointly organizing a national-level national film-making contest on 'Road Safety India' in which school students, staff and people from all over the world have been invited to take a prominent part.
Rs 2 lakh will be awarded to the winner whereas the first and second runner ups would receive Rs 2 lakh and 1 lakh respectively. Five consolation prizes worth Rs 20,000 would also be given away.
These short films about 2:30 minutes long should be concentrated at any of the problems related to road safety like drunk driving, use of helmets, overloading etc. The last date of submitting entries is December 15 and no videos should be uploaded in any of the web sites like YouTube, Facebook etc. as the winning entries will be screened during 26th National Road Safety Week from January 11-17, 2015.
In the past few years the number of people, especially youngsters, dying in road mishaps has drastically increased due to drunk driving, over-speeding and lack of awareness about the benefits of helmets. In order to put a stop to these accidents the CBSE has stepped ahead to 'save life through a creative approach of the citizens.'
CBSE director, academics, Sadhana Parashar said, "The contest is a kind of national movement and is open to all citizens of India.”