“Our Aim- Zero Harm” Taking a Stand for Safety at Alliance University on World Safety Day 2023
04 March, 2023
Alliance University, Bengaluru hosted the “Our Aim-Zero Harm” World Safety Day event. The event aimed at promoting safety measures in various areas of life and was divided into two parts: a demonstration and a lecture, was organized by Dr. Sumant Kumar, Nodal Officer of India's Universities and Institutions Network for Disaster Risk Reduction at Alliance University.
The demonstration was conducted by Mr. Mahadev Aradhya and his team of six members from the Fire Department Services, Anekal, at the football ground of Alliance University where a crowd of around two hundred people had gathered for the event. The demonstration began with a brief explanation of fire extinguishers and their types, emergency evacuation procedures, and how to assist others during an emergency. Students, staff, and security personnel participated in the demonstration using fire extinguishers to put out fires. The audience was shown various machines used to put out fires using different types of equipment.
Following the demonstration, the lecture session began in Seminar Hall III of the Learning Centre. The session was led by Mr. Gopal Naik N., the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DY SP DCRB) at the District Crime Records Bureau, Government of Karnataka, Bengaluru. Mr. Gopal Naik discussed various aspects of safety, including risks, hazards, and safety measures for traffic, crime, trafficking, and driving. He emphasized the importance of not using mobile phones while driving and warned about the dangers of doing so and explained that law enforcement is the responsibility of the police. He also advised female students not to take lifts from unknown people and always dial 112 in case of an emergency as the police would immediately respond.
Mr. Gopal Naik shared some unique information about how police stations are adopting various modifications to be more people-friendly, including installing CCTV cameras to monitor police behavior and prevent them from being rude to people. He concluded the session by encouraging everyone to install the KSP App (Karnataka State Police) for their safety.
Dr. Nivedita Mishra, the Registrar of Alliance University, and Dr. Kiran Gardner, the Dean of Alliance School of Law, graced the event with their presence. Overall, the event was well-organized, informative, and engaging, with a focus on promoting safety measures in various areas of life. The demonstration and lecture provided valuable insights and practical tips that the attendees could apply in their daily lives.