‘Sisters for Change’ campaign evokes a positive response from the womenfolk across the state
Hyderabad: As part of her ‘Sisters for Change’ campaign, TRS Member of Lok Sabha K Kavitha Sunday presented a helmet to her brother and minister K Taraka Rama Rao on the occasion of Rakhsha Bandhan festival.
Kavitha, daughter of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who performed rituals and touched the feet of her “anna” (elder brother) after tying the rakhi as a mark of sister’s love for brother, presented him a helmet as a part of her campaign to create safety awareness among the youth.
Raksha Bandhan is an important Hindu festival in which the brothers vow to protect sisters and bless them. In a message, Kavitha appealed to all women to present helmets to their brothers on a gift. She had launched “Sisters for Change” campaign on the occasion of KTR’s birthday and it evoked a positive response from the womenfolk across the state and other parts of the country.
Pointing out that most of the victims of the road accidents were the bike riders who don’t wear helmets, Kavitha said, “I believe that only the love of sisters will change the youth who otherwise don’t follow the rules and ignore road safety.” She hoped that the campaign would go a long way in creating awareness about road safety and the need for wearing helmets while riding two-wheelers.
According to official figures, about 150,000 people die in road accidents in India every year and two-wheelers were involved in 95 per cent of the accidents. In 2016, 28 two-wheeler riders died in road accidents every day, the majority of whom did not wear helmets.