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Dr. D. Y. Patil BioTechnology and BioInformatics Institute

MAHAWALKATHON 2019

Saturday, November 30, 2019 |Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth’s Constitutent colleges, Tathwade Campus, Pune |Events


India has one of the worst traffic in the world. Road crashes kill more than 1.25 million people and injure about 50 million people a year, with 90% of such casualties occurring in developing countries.

MAHAWALKATHON is an annual event jointly organized by Public Works Department, MMVD, CASI Global and CSR Diary.

In compliance with the initiative of Maharashtra Government, the students of Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Tathawade campus which includes

i) Global Business School & Research Centre, Tathwade, Pune

ii) Dr. D. Y. Patil Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Institute, Tathwade, Pune

iii) Dr. D. Y. Patil B-School, Tathwade, Pune

iv) Dr. D Y Patil Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Tathwade, Pune

participated in this event.

The four institutes together took an initiative to create awareness on the need to follow traffic rules.

On 30th November around 600 students and 65 staff from the campus initiated the MAHAWALKATHON event at 8 am. Before the walk, students assembled in the ground at 7.30 am, they took a pledge to make the road safe. The pledge was followed by the National anthem. The walk started from Tathawade campus to right to JSPM College, through the subway to left and walked through the service road till Bhumkar chowk. Then they took left and walked through the service road till the campus again covering a distance of 5.9 km with placards in hand, with slogans to aware the public about road safety and traffic rules.

This campaign was not just to create awareness among the commuters but making them realize the seriousness of traffic violations. The students highlighted the following points in MAHAWALKATHON 2019

• Use of helmets

• Avoid drink and drive

• Importance of safety belts

• Traffic rules

• Use of phone while driving

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