FOUNDER OF ROAD SAFETY WORLD SERIES
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.
Four Lakh School Children Sign across 750 schools PAN INDIA to take pledge of road safety.
Ravi Gaikwad’s vision at all times has been to strive for all noble causes of the society. The prime cause being making this nation an accident free one. He has been instrumental in organizing several events to raise awareness among the masses! Ravi genuinely
feels that people of this city and this state are his responsibility and he has taken it upon himself to make this generation next, an aware lot in terms of safe driving Ravi envisages a state that is noise pollution free. This vision
motivated him to collaborate with several celebrities from the world of cinema. Several videos were shot in association with the celebs to raise awareness. They all urge us to not honk unnecessarily and make this city a place where
there is no noise pollution. They iterate that fact that it is essential to not honk around hospitals and schools. They tell us in various ways how to stay away from honking and how it is treated as a personal insult in places outside