National Safety Day is observed on March 4 every year to raise awareness about safety guidelines, particularly road safety, workplace safety, the safety of human health, and the environment. National Safety Day was observed for the first time in 1972, on the foundation day of the National Safety Council.
There is a new theme for National Safety Day every year. This year’s theme is ‘Sadak Suraksha (Road Safety).’
On #NationalSafetyDay, let’s build a strong culture of safety regimens & scientific accident prevention by spreading awareness to protect ourselves from harm’s way. Urge all to follow protocols for health & safety in homes, offices, workplaces & roads to protect precious lives. pic.twitter.com/7J1JI3qzPS
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) March 4, 2021
What is National Safety Council?
National Safety Council is a non-profit, self-financing and tripartite apex body at the national level.
It was set up by the Government of India, Ministry of Labour and Employment on 4 March 1965 to generate and develop a voluntary movement on Safety, Health, and Environment. It is an autonomous body.
— NHAI (@NHAI_Official) March 4, 2021
During National Safety Week, many awareness programs are organized across the country to raise awareness about ways to avoid industrial accidents. Currently, National Security Day is a day for thousands of soldiers and the security department deployed to protect the country’s borders.
The National Security Council has taken the initiative to establish a National Security Day. The National Security Day began on 4 March 1972. On this day, the National Safety Council was set up in India. This is why this day is celebrated as National Safety Day
Quotes for National Safety Day 2021:
- “Safety applies with equal force to the individual, to the family, to the employer, to the state, the nation and to international affairs. Safety, in its widest sense, concerns the happiness, contentment and freedom of mankind.” – William M. Jeffers, former President, Union
- “At the end of the day, the goals are simple: Safety and security.” – Jodi Rell, former Governor of Connecticut
- “Nothing is of greater importance than the conservation of human life.” – Former U.S. President Calvin Coolidge
- “Shallow men believe in luck; wise and strong men in the cause and effect.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
- “Safety work is today recognized as an economic necessity. It is the study of the right way to do things.” – Robert W. Campbell, first president of the National Safety Council