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Old 25th April 2017, 16:29   #1
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You got to admit, it's a pretty cool gift . Imagine what the parking lot must have looked like, with everyone riding away in the same ISI-marked helmet .

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Priyadarshana Sabadra and Rushabh Gogad, who got married on April 19, broke all the stereotypes in an Indian wedding with a simple register marriage at the court avoided unnecessary expenditure on lavish wedding events and distributed helmets to cover 500 guests.

Priyadarshana’s father, Rajendra Sabhadra said that the concept came to my mind after the city police’s pro-helmet campaign. Everyone understands the necessity of using helmets, but we hardly go out and purchase one. So, we decided to gift ISI marked good quality helmets to all our guests in the hope that most of them will use it. Those who don’t drive two-wheelers have the option to hand it over to the needy.

The concept was a great hit among all the guests who came to give their blessings to the newly married couple. Among the many guests who appreciated the concept was commissioner of police, Ravinder Kumar Singhal who also presented the helmets to some of the guests.
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Super idea.

These days the amount of money people spend (waste?) on weddings is ridiculous.

I've gotten a few invites recently which said the usual "blessings only", but also followed that up with a list of a few charities that were dear to their heart and could be donated to if you were still keen on giving a gift.


If I can be a bit picky about the couple giving out helmets... only wish they were full-face helmets! (Related thread: Safety of Open vs Full-face helmets)

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These days the amount of money people spend (waste?) on weddings is ridiculous.
Seriously! Would be nice if they save on that and give all guests 'diesel power boxes' instead . Now that would be a BHPian wedding.

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I've gotten a few invites recently which said the usual "blessings only", but also followed that up with a list of a few charities that were dear to their heart and could be donated to if you were still keen on giving a gift.
So cool & classy .
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Recently, it has become compulsory for all two wheeler drivers to enter into Mindspace, Navi Mumbai with helmets on. It is also necessary that the helmet is worn on the head and not carried in hand, suspended from handle bars, stowed in glove box etc. People violating this are denied entry and have to park the vehicle outside the campus (at the personal risk of it being carried away by the cops).

If all colleges, schools, housing societies implement this then it will be a great success in getting people to wear helmets.

Only police cannot do everything, we need to contribute too as how the couple did.

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It's a thoughtful gesture by the couple and appreciate it. Hope we see a gradual end to the age old habits of emptying your life time savings on weddings and instead use it for better purposes.

Anyway, a useful pictorial reminder below on the importance of wearing helmets:

http://www.boredpanda.com/reasons-wh...-is-important/

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Recently, it has become compulsory for all two wheeler drivers to enter into Mindspace, Navi Mumbai with helmets on.
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People violating this are denied entry and have to park the vehicle outside the campus
Reminds me of this thread (Brilliant initiative by Vodafone on safety)

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7 new rules Vodafone's employees have to follow to avoid being fired

MUMBAI: If you are a Vodafone employee, using a mobile phone while driving will earn an official reprimand from your employer over and above the traffic ticket. Any more violations of a list of seven absolute rules drawn up by Vodafone and you could lose your job.

At last count, three Vodafone employees have been fired for drunken driving and 27 reprimanded for such violations of its 'Seven Absolute Safety Rules'. This apart, 37 employees of vendors have been barred from worki ..

Read more at:
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...campaign=cppst
That was in 2012. Wonder if it's still being followed?
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That was in 2012. Wonder if it's still being followed?
Apparently yes. A friend works for their network team in Pune, and they're very diligent about safety standards. Policing everyone round the clock is obviously impossible but the nagging apprehension of getting caught 'anywhere' is enough for most people to fall in line. I wish more companies did this.
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