Sri Balaji Society is one of the premier B-Schools of India. One unique thing that causes it to stand apart is the society’s insistence and demand for its students, faculty members and other personnel to wear ‘helmets’ while driving or riding a two wheeler in and out from the society’s campus grounds.
The head is called ‘the head’ because it controls the body. Without it, we would not be able to see, hear, feel, eat, drink, listen and speak. Further, the society insists that only ‘ISI’ (Indian Standards Institute) mark helmets be worn by the riders as a good helmet (ISI Mark approved) not only protects the head, it also enables the wearer to survive an accident, to ride or walk again, another day. There are hundreds of helmets available for sale today. Few are expensive, some are economically priced while the rest are available at affordable rates.
However, an ISI marked helmet is better than a non ISI mark Helmet as the former has been tested and approved, whereas the latter might be not. One will get a number of statistics related to accidental death, by running a search string on Google, wherein the victims were not wearing a helmet or were wearing a non ISI marked helmet.
Thanks to its network of the watch and ward personnel and CCTV cameras, “offenders” are caught and fined, for their criminal negligence of not protecting their head while driving into and out of the society, and are made to write ‘I will wear a helmet while driving a two wheeler’ on two sheets of A4 Size paper. Also, much effort has been made to inform the people in the society, why a helmet should be worn and what benefits are gained from it. The value of one’s head is proportionate to the quality of one’s helmet.