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National safety day 2021: History, theme, and importance

On 4th March every year, India celebrates National safety day. Once a year we observed this day to develop and create awareness among general safety. In addition, awareness about safety guidelines, particularly road safety, workplace safety, the safety of human health, and the environment.

National Safety Day 2021 Theme | National Safety Week in India

At the end of the day, the goals are simple- safety and security.

-Jodi Rell

Story ahead

On 4 March 1966, the National Safety Council of India (NSC) was established. To illustrate, the Government of India, Ministry of Labour and Employment set up the NSC. Firstly, NSC is set up to generate, grow and sustain a willing movement on Safety, Health, and Environment (SHE) at the national level. Secondly, NSC is a non-profit, self-financing and tripartite apex body at the national level. It is an autonomous body. Besides, National Safety Day was celebrated in 1972 on the foundation day of the NSC for the first time.

“Safety brings first aid to the uninjured.”

– F.S. Hughes

The theme of National safety day in 2021

The celebration of National Safety Day is based on a theme every year. And the theme for 2021 is Sadak Suraksha (Road Safety). However, every year there is a new theme for National Safety Day. This day aims to promote information about safety measures that are required to be undertaken to prevent accidents and mishaps.

What is the objective of this day?

The objective of national safety day- To refresh the commitment of employees and the general public to work safely. Moreover, to ensure the integration of secure and sound work culture and lifestyle.


Presently in its 49th year, this day has grown to become a major national campaign. The day is widely celebrated across industries, departments, NGOs, and regulatory agencies in the country.

The main objective and spirit of the National Safety Council have remained the same – 

-To protect and serve the society 

-To foster a preventive culture and scientific mindset among people.

In conclusion, one of the major goals of the yearly National safety campaign is to ensure safety and focus on health issues. Also, these goals are an essential part of the lifestyle and culture.

Author- Pragya Verma

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