New Delhi: Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar was seen giving two young fans a lesson on road safety on Sunday.
In a video tweeted by the former Indian cricketer, he is seen asking the two young boys riding without helmets to play it safe and wear helmets.
He is heard speaking to the boys in Hindi: "Make me a promise, next time you will wear helmets.
"Helmet Dalo!! Road safety should be the highest priority for everyone. Please don't ride without a helmet," Tendulkar tweeted from his handle.
Helmet Dalo!! Road safety should be the highest priority for everyone. Please don't ride without a helmet. pic.twitter.com/xjgXzjKwQj
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 9, 2017
Tendulkar launched a road safety campaign, in February, saying that just like while batting, a partnership is needed between drivers and pedestrians to make Indian roads safer.
"It is extremely sad, the amount of lives we are losing every day to road fatalities. Discipline is very important if you have to make our roads. Like partnership is important between the batsman and non-striker, same way it is imperative for the vehicle drivers and pedestrians to collaborate to make roads safer," said Tendulkar at the launch of the ‘Aster SafeRoads i#Pledge’ campaign in New Delhi in February.
“It is sad when I see people violating traffic rules in our country. You have to wear helmets while riding a two-wheeler. I often see people holding helmets in their hands or keeping them on the steering while riding. This has to change,” added the celebrated batsman.
According to the Transport Ministry, a life is lost every 3.7 minutes in India due to road accidents, resulting in 1.2 million deaths annually and serious injuries to over 5.5 million people.