Yashlok Welfare Foundation Partners with SBI Foundation, SBI-SG and SBI CAP to Enhance Road Safety and Emergency Services in Mumbai and Maharashtra 

MUMBAI : Yashlok Welfare Foundation, in collaboration with SBI Foundation, SBI-SG Global Securities Services Pvt. Limited and SBICAP Ventures Limited, held an impactful event enhancing road safety and emergency services for road accident victims at Yashwant Rao Chahan hall Mumbai. The event involved the distribution of helmets to Mumbai Traffic Police and the inauguration of two ambulances for providing free ambulance services dedicated towards the road accident victims on the Mumbai - Ahmedabad Highway.
 The helmet distribution event is a part of the  Suraksha initiative, which has been designed to achieve road safety through upskilling of the disadvantaged segment of the society, specifically the persons with disabilities, underprivileged women and youth. These ISI Certified helmets for Mumbai Police are made from recycled ABS plastic. Such being the case, the initiative not only provided sustainable livelihood opportunities to people with disabilities, underprivileged women, and youth, but it has also prioritized the safety of those who tirelessly work to ensure smooth traffic flow and road safety. 
Through the foundation's unique skill development program, beneficiaries were trained and employed for manufacturing these helmets for Mumbai Traffic Police. These Helmets will act as one of the crucial instruments to promote Road Safety Awareness on the streets of Mumbai. A total of 1600 helmets were provided free of cost to the Mumbai Traffic Police out of which 1600 helmets were donated by SBI Foundation, SBI-SG Global Securities Services Pvt. Ltd. and SBICAP Ventures Limited.
Another crucial element of the event was the inauguration of two fully equipped high impact ambulance for free service on the Mumbai - Ahmedabad highway. This initiative is part of Sanjeevani project. The Sanjeevani Project is a response to the alarming rate of road accidents on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway. Recognizing the urgent need to intervene, SBI Foundation, SBI-SG Global Securities Services Pvt. Ltd and SBICAP Ventures Limited joined hands with Yashlok Foundation and donated two fully equipped high impact ambulances. These multi-bed ambulances are fully equipped to provide immediate medical assistance to accident victims. These ambulances will operate as vital lifelines for those caught in road mishaps, offering them timely aid and potentially saving their lives.
The Sanjeevani Project not only seeks to rescue and provide immediate relief to the victims but also brings comfort and reassurance to those in distress. In the event of an accident within the serviceable stretch, the Highway Traffic Police are empowered to promptly dispatch these ambulances to the accident site, ensuring victims receive medical attention as quickly as possible. In essence, the Sanjeevani Project is a significant stride towards enhancing road safety and reducing fatalities on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway.
Mr. Alok Adhikari, Founder of Yashlok Welfare Foundation, welcomed the distinguished guests, which included key dignitaries such as Mr. Sanjay Prakash, MD, SBI Foundation, Ms. Uma Shanmukhi Sistla, MD, SBI SG, Mr. Suresh Kozhikote, MD, SBI CAP Ventures, Shri Pravinkumar Padwal, IPS, Joint Commissioner of Mumbai Traffic Police, and Dr. Ravinder Singal, IPS, Additional Director General of Maharashtra Highway Traffic Police.
Mr. Alok Adhikari in his opening speech, outlined the crucial objectives of the projects ‘Suraksha’ and ‘Nirantar Seva.’
Mr. Sanjay Prakash, MD of the SBI Foundation, stated, “We are fully committed to improving road safety. This partnership is another step towards reducing road accidents and fatalities by providing immediate medical help and safety measures.” 
Ms. Uma Shanmukhi Sistla, MD, SBI SG added, “We are proud to support such an initiative that will save many lives and make a significant impact.”
Ms. Ankita Srivastava, Compliance Officer, SBI Cap Ventures remarked, "Our commitment to the well-being of our communities goes beyond business. The SBI Sanjeevani Project is a testament to that commitment, as we strive to save lives and promote road safety. We believe that this initiative will not only provide immediate aid to accident victims but also foster a culture of safety and vigilance on our highways."
Mr. Lalit Mohan, President & COO, SBI Foundation, expressed his gratitude to all attendees in his vote of thanks, and said, “We believe in creating and strengthening a safe environment on our roads. We are grateful for the continuous support we receive from everyone involved.”
About SBI Foundation :
 SBI Foundation is the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of the State Bank of India (SBI), committed to serving the nation by supporting projects of national importance. Its aim is to create a positive and lasting impact on society through strategic philanthropy, leveraging SBI's vast geographical outreach. The Foundation focuses on several key areas for its CSR activities, including education, healthcare, women empowerment, skills development, environment, rural infrastructure, and more. Its efforts are aimed at promoting inclusive growth, poverty alleviation, and social change, and embodying the ethos of 'Service Beyond Banking.'

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