According to the World Health Organisation (“WHO”), Road Traffic Accidents cause 1.5 lakh deaths in India each year. The actual number of accidents are estimated at above 4 lakhs and survivors are subject to debilitating injuries that negatively affect the rest of their lives. Not just fatalities but long term/permanent disabilities can tear families apart. In such cases, children are the most affected. They are also the greatest agents for change as teaching them proper road rules and safety techniques at a young age has the potential to improve our future.
At SuVitas, we have worked with several such accident survivors who suffered traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuriesmost of which could have been prevented. We witness first hand the trauma of the patients and the stress of the families as they undergo a long and painful journey to recovery.
So this year, on the occasion of Children’s Day, SuVitas is conducting a public Road Safety awareness initiative by organising an Art Competition for children of 8- 16 years in Bangalore and Hyderabad. The students have to be from a school in Bangalore.
Talented young minds can submit a 2D original piece of artwork (max A4), using any medium of their choice. The top 3 entries will receive exciting prizes! Winner will be felicitated on Children’s Day, 14th November 2019 at SuVitas and the top 3 works will be exhibited at our centres.
Rules of competition
- Age requirement:
The age limit is 8-16 years
- Repeat Entries:
You can only submit one work of art.
- Non-exclusive Permissions:
The artwork submitted will be the sole and exclusive property of SuVitas.
- Parental consent is required for the submission.
- The Work must be original:
Plagiarism of any sort will lead to disqualification of the artwork.
Media consent of the participant is required for usage of pictures/videos on social media