Road Safety World Series | Press Conference 2019 - Part 1
Ravi Gaikwad is the founder of the Road Safety World Series,who integrated concept of Road Safety with sports to save lives on Indian roads and across the globe.
Putting together a league of this breadth, with the involvement of top stars, even retired ones, from around the world, is no easy task and the man who has been supporting for the cause of road safety is Mr Ravi Gaikwad, Senior Member of Road Safety Cell, Government of Maharashtra.
After climbing the ladder of age-group cricket through the Under-15, 17 and 19 categories, he found his calling during a Ranji Trophy camp for Maharashtra when in his early twenties. For someone who was the H. Sc. topper in the state and double gold medallist in engineering , his love for cricket was explicitly high. But, he managed to leave the camp midway and decided to dedicate his days ahead to academia. After engineering, Mr Ravi Gaikwad joined the TATAs as a scientist. But after clearing Civil Services, he joined the RTO department and started taking various initiatives to create awareness towards road safety. The Road Safety World Series, the T20 cricket event which will be played between legends of India, Australia, South Africa, West Indies and Sri Lanka in February next year, gave him an opportunity to return to his first love (cricket) and at the same time work on his mission to save lives on the roads.
Mr Ravi Gaikwad , who is notable for his eloquence while speaking as demonstrated by the popularity of his speeches on online platforms enhancing the image and effectiveness of Shant Bharat Surakshit Bharat explains the importance of road safety in road safety world series. Many note that it is his combination of wit, charm, wry humour, and intelligence that make him accessible and held in high esteem, both in India and abroad. He has won several awards one of them being Best Engineer Award from the Engineering Association of India (EAI). Mr Ravi Gaikwad believes that Road Safety World Series , the noble initiative to integrate sports with a serious cause hampering the nation's growth, will be able to save lives on Indian roads. Maharashtra Chief Minister Shree Udhav Thakre honoured Ravi Gaikwad for his contribution towards Road Safety in reducing the number of accidents and deaths on the Indian roads.