Safety Day celebrations should be a day-to-day affair instead of being celebrated once a year to ensure that the concept of safety be truly achieved and all concerned should not compromise with safety at work places, said Inspector General of Police (Southern Range) Dr. K. Ramachandra Rao.

He was speaking at the 42nd National Safety Day Celebrations - 2013 organised by the Karnataka State Safety Institute (Dept. of Factories, Boilers, Industrial Safety and Health) in association with National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM), Mysore Chapter and Nanjangud Industries Association (NIA) with the theme ‘Work Together to Ensure Safe and Healthy Workplace’ at Jaganmohan Palace in city today.

Recalling the 1984 Bhopal Gas tragedy in which thousands lost their lives because of lack of safety arrangements, Dr. Rao called upon owners of industries to provide adequate safety to their workers.

The function was presided over by B.S.Ramachandra, Director, Dept. of Factories, Boilers, Industrial Safety & Health, in the presence of Dy. Commissioner Dr. Ramegowda, Guenter Weiss, MD of AT&S Pvt. Ltd., Nanjangud; R.C.Jagadesh, Director (Operations & Technology), Kluber Lubrication India, Mysore; Yoganjaneya Reddy, Vice-President (Operations), Jubilant Life Sciences, Nanjangud as guests of honour in which hundreds of workers of various industries participated.

Earlier, a rally consisting of more than a thousand people working at various industries in city and Nanjangud like Würth Elektronik, Mysore; AT&S, Nanjangud; Vikrant Tyres; Jubilant Life Sciences, Kluber Lubrication India etc. was taken out from Jaganmohan Palace.

The rally was flagged off by B.V. Narasimham, Factory Manager of ITC Ltd., Nanjangud.

The rally from Jaganmohan Palace passed through Sayyaji Rao road, Chamaraja Double Road, Ramaswamy Circle, JLB Road to MUDA Office Circle, Krishna Vilas Road and culminated at the starting point.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore