New Delhi: National Safety Day is observed on March 4 every year to commemorate the foundation of the National Safety Council, which aims to raise awareness about safety measures that need to be undertaken to prevent accidents and mishaps.
National Safety Day was observed for the first time in 1972, on the foundation day of the National Safety Council.
National Safety Council is a non-profit, self-financing and tripartite apex body at the national level.
It was set up by the Government of India, Ministry of Labour and Employment on 4 March 1965 to generate and develop a voluntary movement on Safety, Health, and Environment. It is an autonomous body.
There is a new theme for National Safety Day every year. This year’s theme is ‘Sadak Suraksha (Road Safety).’
The National Safety Day is significant in the way it seeks to raise awareness about safety guidelines, particularly road safety, workplace safety, the safety of human health and the environment. The activity is jointly termed as Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) campaign.