first_imgOne person dies every five minutes on Indian roads. Not something that is going to shock many of us.The good thing is that there is someone who has decided to do something about it. Indian Institute of Tecnology (IIT)-Delhi student Dikshant Sharm has written to Aamir Khan to highlight the issue of road safety through his hugely popular reality TV show Satyamev Jayate in the coming season.Aamir Khan.IITian Dikshant lost four of his friends in a road accident when they undertook a trip to Rajasthan to celebrate their placements. Two of them lost their lives and two others were injured badly when the Innova they were travelling in overturned near Jaisalmer in March this year.Dikshant has been seeking signatures (via from people to petition Aamir Khan and Satyamev Jayate to do a show on fatal road accidents. He has so far got over 32,000 people to sign the petition.In his petition, Dikshant states, “Someone told me that the lives of my friends could have been saved if they were taken care of immediately. But no help arrived for about 30 minutes and they succumbed to their injuries.”I have realised that the impact of road accidents are huge. Not only do they claim lives, but they also have a devastating impact on the lives of those who are involved. If a loved one of yours has been involved in the accident it haunts you for the rest of your life.”Ever since Aamir Khan’s reality show Satyamev Jayate went on air two years ago, it has created awareness about burning issues that afflict Indian society. Aamir and his reality show have been successful in starting a debate on many topics the show took up,advertisementSatayamev Jayate’s director, Satyajit Bhatkal confirmed having received Dikshant’s petition. “The team of Satyamev Jayate met this group of students. We were very moved by their story and what they intend to do.”Bhatkal added, “Taking a leaf out of their life, these students have turned a personal tragedy into a larger issue that affects society at large. We are very positive that we should do something on this issue.”last_img