The State Government of Maharashtra celebrates ‘Electric Safety Week’ every year from 11th January to 17 January. There is tremendous increase in the inventions and use of electronic home appliances in day to day life for comfort and ease. Therefore, it becomes mandatory to ensure electric safety while using these appliances. It has been reiterated through several investigations of the electrical accidents. It is found in most of the cases that people are very causal about handling electrical appliances which may invite severe accidents and causalities.
Keeping these aspects in mind, the department of Electrical Engineering observed ‘Electrical Safety Week’ by organizing ‘Electrical Safety Awareness Campaign’ across schools and colleges. The students were given a presentation on Electrical safety followed by question answer session. The presentation shared information on various household electrical appliances, method of use, precautions, and do’s and don’ts to ensure safety of users. These trained students are expected to disseminate the information not only to their families but to their social groups.
46 students of the department approached 9 institutes including 3 from villages and 1250 students. Many teachers also attended the sessions and have appreciated the efforts taken by the Electrical Engineering students. Prof. M. N. Tagare and Prof. S. S. Wamane coordinated the campaign successfully.
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