Thursday, November 10, 2011

20.11.2011 "World Day of Remembrance For Road Traffic Victims"

Tomorrow 11th November is a significant date in that it would be scripted thus 11.11.11 universally.

This is a bit flawed descriptively as the millennium or century to be precise is not included in the formula. In other words the year is short formed.

Which brings me to 20th November 2011.

This looks more distinct and complete, the way dates are styled in Malaysia that is, and it would be written 20.11.2011

On that day nothing of note would seem to be happening unless you are getting married.

Lets hope those getting married on 20 November 2011 would not encounter anything untoward on the road.

They wouldn't want to be another statistic in the "World Day of Remembrance For Road Traffic Victims" which will be observed on that same day.

Fatal road traffic accidents being a common occurrence especially during the festive holidays, "World Day of Remembrance For Road Traffic Victims" is indeed relevant for Malaysia.

That day falling on a Sunday, I call upon all Christians to have a special prayer for the thousands who have perished in road accidents over the years.

"On the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims we mourn the estimated 1.3 million people who lose their lives on the world's streets and highways each year, and we renew our resolve to prevent further deaths. Many tragedies can be avoided through a set of proven, simple measures that benefit not only individuals and families but society at large." - Mr Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary-General. Message on the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, 21st November 2010.

2 comments:

Snuze said...

Ah ... as always I learn something new each time I drop by your blog.

Thank you for sharing.

Freddie Kevin said...

Snuze,

Always welcome and happy that you drop a line..or two.

Ciao