Four IIT-Delhi final-year students, who were on a road trip to west Rajasthan to celebrate their placements, were killed and two other students injured when the Innova they were travelling in overturned near Jaisalmer on Sunday (31/3/2014) morning.
We are in complete shock and disbelief. Someone told me that their lives could have been saved if they were taken care of immediately. But no help arrived for about 30 minutes and they succumbed to their injuries.
Since then, I have realised that the impact of road accidents are huge. Not only do they claim lives, but they also have devastating impacts on the lives of those who are involved. If a loved one of yours has been involved in the accident it haunts you for the rest of your life.
One person dies every five minutes on Indian roads. Many victims are left to die on the streets even when hospitals are close by. Personal apathy makes it worse. We need to change this.
Aamir Khan, has successfully highlighted many sensitive social issues on his show Satyamev Jayate. If he can highlight the plight of accident victims, it would possibly help in saving thousands of lives.
I have personally emailed firstname.lastname@example.org and requested them to take up this issue in the next episode. However, one email alone may not be enough. But if we all come together and raise our voices, we can bring change.
Your signature would be a small step towards making this change. I request you to sign this petition and ask your friends to sign it to get the maximum number of signatures. We can combat this issue with a strong voice and ask Aamir Khan to take it up.