Here is a practical example indicating the necessity of wearing helmet. In last December, Pranjali, a mother of one-and-a-half year old boy, died in Pune, due to the head injuries when her two wheeler was hit by a biker. She was not wearing the helmet at that time. This prompted her grieving father Pradeep Niphadkar, who realized the importance of the helmet, to start a NGO named ‘Helmet Pune’ to create awareness about wearing helmet and it started distributing helmets free. So far, it has distributed over 100 helmets. Two-wheeler riders should always wear helmet. Accidents cannot be predicted. At least for the sake of their families, everyone should start wearing helmet.
Dr S V N Vijayendra, Mysuru