The event HEAD SMART was an extraordinary initiative by Padmashree VIVEK along with the teams of SKY KOMMERCIAL and IRIS EVENTS to create awareness about road safety among the youth. Under his guidance , a road show on road safety was held to encourage the use of helmets.The event was supported by Lalitha Jewellery, Pothys, Nathella Jewellers, Naturals, Freeing India, Adyar Anandha Bhavan, Jhillmill and Ispahani Centre.
Helmet day – Wearing helmet is one of the most crucial and can drastically reduce the chances of suffering a serious head injuries and resultant brain damage. Supporting the government order making helmet wearing mandatory from 1st July 2015, the event was organised to highlight the importance of helmet and this message was considered with the due seriousness it deserved.
The event kicked off with a slogan competition on the use of helmets with hundreds of students and working professionals from various colleges and workplaces in and around Chennai participating. The creative slogans were judged by eminent personalities from the small screen.
This was followed by several audio-visual films by the students based on the theme of road safety and was judged by the cine-artists. Next were the Mime performances and the group dance with a team of 6-8 members each . The audience was entertained by the team of “kalaka povadhu yaaru” based on the theme along with the amazing performance by “Thrill Veera” who had put up a beautiful mime show on the necessity of helmets along with jugglery . When the crowd was really charged up, RJ Ajay took over the stage to promote the first look of the upcoming entertainer movie “Palakkad Madhavan”casting the famous comedian Mr.Vivek and the gorgeous Actress Sonia Aggarwal. The actor cum social activist Padmashree MR. Vivek addressed the gathering on the importance of helmets and the knowledge of road safety. This was followed by the prize distribution to the winners of THE BEST SLOGAN, Mr. Balasundaram from The Hindu won the first prize, Fathima from M.O.P Vaishnav College won the second prize, Janani from Shashan Jain college won the third price and Subash Chandrasekar won the fourth prize. THE BEST DANCE CREW was won by the students of Guru Nanak, THE BEST MIMING TEAM was won the students of M.G.R Janaki College , THE BEST AUDIO VISUAL FILM was won by the students of Guru Nanak and THE OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP went to the M.G.R Janaki College .The winners were awarded gold coins, gift vouchers from Naturals and popular Hotels.The event was also supported by Usha Subramanium, Sujatha Panchu, Aravind kathrey, Sanjay Asrani and Bharath Kalyan from the small screen to encourage the students to actively embrace road safety.
On the whole, the event was a mix of fun while the key message about the importance of road safety and the use of helmets was successfully delivered.