In a recent incident, a student of Satya Bharti School, Cheemna in Punjab lost her uncle in an accident due to fog, and absence of lights in the village road.
To ensure that no one else suffers, she decided to bring together a group of students and find a solution to this challenge that has put people’s lives at risk.
The students pasted ‘reflectors’ on roadside poles and trees. They fixed broken poles; and on turns, blind spots and crossings with higher traffic, the students installed convex mirrors to reduce the possibilities of accidents.
The students collaborated with local welfare and youth club members, who provided the resources to procure the reflectors. The students and teachers regularly check the functioning of the reflectors and repair those which are damaged.
Like us, they too believe – ‘whoever saves one life, saves the world entire.’