Punekar embrace mask for safety, then why not helmet ?

The arrival of Corona pandemic led to rapid changes in human lives in the past few months. Almost everyone’s life has been radically changed in some ways or the other. The most striking among these changes is undoubtedly seen in people’s habits and practices related to health and cleanliness.

The messages of ‘do’s and don’ts’ are well imbibed on people’s minds - do wash your hands frequently with soap for 20 seconds, make sure to keep your throat moist/hydrated, do not touch your eyes/face with your fingers, and last but not the least, do use a face mask when you step out of the home. There is an unsaid consensus to follow these rules. We see everyone, from young kids to elderly people in their eighties and above, wearing a face mask or covering their faces as has been prescribed. Adopting health seeking habits and wearing a face mask are certainly good habits that show we care for ourselves and for others.

पुणेकर सुरक्षेसाठी मास्क वापरतात मग, हेल्मेट का नाही ?

कोरोनामुळे मानवी आयुष्य फार झपाट्याने बदलेले आहे. प्रत्येकाच्या जीवनात आमूलाग्र बदल दिसून येत आहेत. लोकांच्या आरोग्यविषयक सवयी बदललेल्या आहेत याविषयी दुमत नसावे.
सतत २० सेकंद साबणाने हात धुणे, हाताच्या बोटांचा डोळ्याला/तोंडाला स्पर्श होऊ न देणे, घसा कोरडा राहणार नाही याची काळजी घेणे. विशेष म्हणजे, व्यक्ती बाहेर जात असेल तर मास्कचा नियमित वापर करणे. अगदी ८० म्हाताऱ्या आजीबाई देखील मास्क वापरतात. या सवयीमध्ये झालेला बदल अथवा मास्क घालणे या निश्चितच चांगल्या सवयी आहेत.

State Government forms District Road Safety Committees in violation of Supreme Court directions

The Government of Maharashtra had constituted District Road Safety Committees under the Chairmanship of District Collector as per the Motor Vehicles Act in May 2015. However, subsequently the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways constituted District Road Safety Committees with senior Member of Parliament as Chairperson, in all districts of the country. It may be noted that no such powers are granted to the Central Government, since District Road Safety Committees can only be legally notified by the State Government as per the Motor Vehicles Act.

Parisar appointed as a member of District Road Safety Committee of Pune

On August 29th 2018, Mr Ranjit Gadgil of Parisar was appointed as a member of the District Road Safety Committee (DRSC) of Pune. This is an important step for Parisar to be able to make interventions through an official platform. 

On receiving the Centre's notification in September 2017, the DRSC was set up in January 2018 and has met twice till date. The committee is chaired by MP Shivajirao Adhalrao Patil and the membership constitutes of DCPs of Pune and PCMC (Pimpri-Chinchwad) along with other Traffic Police, District Collector, Pune Municipal Commissioner, RTOs, MPs and MLAs from various constituencies, members from health sector and representatives from civil society. 
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