18 November 2012 at Chandigarh, India
A 12 feet GIANT CANDLE was lighted at Plaza, Sector 17, Chandigarh as a reminder to the Decision Makers, Authorities and Engineers (Building Roads and Vehicles) to make Safer Roads and to the Public so they follow traffic rules.
The standard sized candles were lighted, as it has now become a ritual to remember people lost in road accidents using candles.
As per this year’s theme, “Now is the time to learn from the past” and move on “From Global Remembrance to Global Action on Road Safety”. The Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 – with its goal to save 5 million lives – serves as a mechanism for countries to gain the knowledge and experience, which have benefitted others.
More than 50 volunteers of ArriveSAFE participated in the event. The officials of Chandigarh Traffic Police set up a stall and distributed educational content on Road Safety to the people.