Press Release

January 11, 2017

Mahindra celebrates National Road Safety Week 2017

Participation from over 450+ dealer workshops across India

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M), India’s leading SUV manufacturer, is celebrating ‘National Road Safety Week’ in association with SIAM-SAFE and the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), across the country. The theme for National Road Safety Week 2017 is – Road Safety Walk, which is aimed at pedestrian safety. Mahindra is participating in this initiative to drive awareness about the importance of road safety.

With increasing incidents of road rage, accidents and unsafe driving practices, it is imperative to educate people on road safety. In fact road safety is expected to improve dramatically when every component of the system including the vehicle, road infrastructure, traffic engineering, driver training and road etiquette, enforcement, education and awareness, as well as the laws that govern the road system, have safety embedded into them as an inherent virtue.

Under the aegis of the National Road Safety Week, the company has undertaken various activities such as, a road safety awareness campaign for dealer staff, a driver education program through dealer workshops, creating awareness among school children through a drawing competition. In addition, the company is also creating awareness drives through tie ups with local RTOs and rallies by school children.

Commenting on the Road Safety campaign, Veejay Ram Nakra, Senior Vice President – Sales & Customer Care, Automotive Division, M&M Ltd. said, “As responsible corporate citizens, we at Mahindra are committed to making India’s roads safer. Today, most accidents are caused due to driver negligence and improper road etiquette. It is our responsibility to educate people about road safety. Through the activities at various touch points, we are trying to educate the drivers of today and tomorrow, helping them to imbibe the values of road safety from a young age.”

The campaign saw participation from over 450+ Mahindra dealer workshops across India who engaged at various levels to make the Road Safety campaign a success.

About Mahindra

The Mahindra Group focuses on enabling people to rise through solutions that power mobility, drive rural prosperity, enhance urban lifestyles and increase business efficiency.

A USD 17.8 billion multinational group based in Mumbai, India, Mahindra provides employment opportunities to over 200,000 people in over 100 countries. Mahindra operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, information technology, financial services and vacation ownership. In addition, Mahindra enjoys a strong presence in the agribusiness, aerospace, components, consulting services, defence, energy, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, retail, steel, commercial vehicles and two wheeler industries.

In 2015, Mahindra & Mahindra was recognized as the Best Company for CSR in India in a study by the Economic Times. In 2014, Mahindra featured on the Forbes Global 2000, a comprehensive listing of the world’s largest, most powerful public companies, as measured by revenue, profit, assets and market value. The Mahindra Group also received the Financial Times ‘Boldness in Business’ Award in the ‘Emerging Markets’ category in 2013.

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