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BRAC University’s Social Impact Lab and BRAC hold road safety workshop

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Update : Friday, December 23, 2022

Staff Reporter, Dhaka : Social Impact Lab of BRAC University and BRAC organized a workshop at the university campus recently to engage students into becoming more aware of road safety protocols and risk assessment.

Renowned Actor Ilias Kanchan, who is also the Founder and Chairman of voluntary social organization Nirapad Sarak Chai, attended the event as the special guest. Ahmed Najmul Hussain, Director of Administration of BRAC Road Safety, M Khalid Mahmood, Road Safety Program Manager of BRAC, Tahsina Rahman, Joint Director of Student Life, BRAC University, and Srijan Banik, a student of the School of Data and Sciences and Director and Founder of Social Impact Lab also attended the event. Social Impact Lab is a platform by the students of BRAC University to convene student leaders and change-makers to co-create and create a positive impact in the community.

Ilias Kanchan led the workshop, urging to work with passion to ensure a safer world and assuring to provide support from his organization. M Khalid Mahmood spoke on road safety policies BRAC is working on. The students asked questions about changes necessary to road safety protocols and staged mime performance “Better safe than sorry” depicting the scenario of students using motorcycles. Najmul Hussain delivered an insightful speech regarding road safety.

Helmets were given away through a lottery to highlight the necessity of certifications for safety equipment. At the end, he event participants took a pledge, providing signatures on a dedicated wall, to make the road safer.

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