Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation http://shreyadixit.org Building Distraction-Free Driver Communities Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:00:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Building Distraction-Free Driver Communities Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation no Building Distraction-Free Driver Communities Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation http://shreyadixit.org/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg http://shreyadixit.org The Eighth Raksha Walk · Saturday, August 1 http://shreyadixit.org/raksha-walk-2015/ http://shreyadixit.org/raksha-walk-2015/#respond Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:19:29 +0000 http://shreyadixit.org/?p=1981 HOT OFF THE PRESS Minnesota Commissioner of Public Safety, Mona Dohman will be a special guest at the walk. 9 am: On-site Registration 10 am: Vigil 10:30 am: Start 5k Walk / 10k Run Register Online Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation invites you to a ‘How driver distraction occurs’ experience on simulators at the 8th Raksha Walk. Purgatory Creek Recreation Area 13001 […]

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Raksha Walk 2015
HOT OFF THE PRESS

Minnesota Commissioner of Public Safety, Mona Dohman
will be a special guest at the walk.

9 am: On-site Registration
10 am: Vigil
10:30 am: Start 5k Walk / 10k Run

Register Online

Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation invites you to a
‘How driver distraction occurs’ experience on simulators at the 8th Raksha Walk.

Purgatory Creek Recreation Area
13001 Technology Drive · Eden Prairie, MN 55344

5K Walk or 10K Run

For those above the age of 18 there is a suggested minimum donation of $11 to support distraction-free driving.

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Program

  1. On site registration at 9:00 a.m.
  2. Silent auction
  3. Vigil to remember those lost to driver distraction will begin at 10:00 a.m.
  4. Walker’s Pledge to drive distraction-free
  5. Proceed for 5K Walk and 10K run at 10:30 a.m.

Help Build Distraction-Free Driver Communities, One Driver at a Time

More information can be found at shreyadixit.org

Help Build Distraction-Free Driver Communities, One Driver at a Time

Register Online

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Connecticut Raksha Walk · August 1 http://shreyadixit.org/august-1-connecticut-raksha-walk/ http://shreyadixit.org/august-1-connecticut-raksha-walk/#respond Wed, 08 Jul 2015 01:35:33 +0000 http://shreyadixit.org/?p=1995 The Connecticut chapter of Shreya Dixit Memorial Foundation will be hosting the Annual Raksha Walk for distraction-free driving and 3-on-3 basketball tournament on Saturday August 1st, 2015. The walk will take place at Xavier High School, Middletown, Connecticut, beginning at 10 am. Please pre-register here. Registration can also be done at Xavier high school on […]

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The Connecticut chapter of Shreya Dixit Memorial Foundation will be hosting the Annual Raksha Walk for distraction-free driving and 3-on-3 basketball tournament on Saturday August 1st, 2015.

The walk will take place at Xavier High School, Middletown, Connecticut, beginning at 10 am.

  • Please pre-register here.
  • Registration can also be done at Xavier high school on August 1st starting at 9 am.

Please come and support this worthy cause.

The Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation advocates safe and distraction-free driving practices, encouraging drivers to be mindful, and educates the community on the dangers of distracted driving.

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System Warns Drivers of Emerging Distraction 4 Seconds In Advance http://shreyadixit.org/system-warns-drivers-4-seconds-ahead-of-a-distraction-in-the-making/ http://shreyadixit.org/system-warns-drivers-4-seconds-ahead-of-a-distraction-in-the-making/#respond Mon, 04 May 2015 14:51:50 +0000 http://shreyadixit.org/?p=1967 The post System Warns Drivers of Emerging Distraction 4 Seconds In Advance appeared first on Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation.

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Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation Driver-ed Grant Award Program Guidelines http://shreyadixit.org/driver-ed-grant-guidelines/ http://shreyadixit.org/driver-ed-grant-guidelines/#respond Thu, 23 Apr 2015 03:16:39 +0000 http://shreyadixit.org/?p=1941 As a leading advocate for distraction-free driving Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation invites applications for a $200 grant to defray Driver-Ed tuition costs. Eligibility The program is open for residents of Minnesota and Connecticut. The foundation’s Grant Program Committee will evaluate entries and select awardees. There is no age restriction for the applicants. Applicants must: […]

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As a leading advocate for distraction-free driving Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation invites applications for a $200 grant to defray Driver-Ed tuition costs.

Eligibility

The program is open for residents of Minnesota and Connecticut. The foundation’s Grant Program Committee will evaluate entries and select awardees.

There is no age restriction for the applicants.

Applicants must:

  • Enroll in or have completed a driver-ed program at a state approved Driving School to obtain the Drivers’ License
  • Sign up for BOTH classroom and behind the wheel training

Award and Obligations

  • The $200 check will be remitted directly to the driver education provider to defray the cost of driver education program tuition
  • Preference to applicants with a financial need will be given to 50% of scholarship awards
  • Awardees are encouraged to attend the Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation 5K-10K walk/run for distraction-free driving. The event takes place on the first Saturday in August.

Application

Please download the application form here.

Required documents to be submitted with the application:

1. A document (200 words) describing the new and unique responsibilities that accompany becoming a licensed driver.
2. A creative/innovative/compelling artifact or a team activity.

Examples include: an essay (300-500 words), poem, audio, video, graphic art, team project to address the following:
a. Driving is a responsibility.
b. It requires decisions that can seriously impact the driver, passengers, and other drivers on the road.
c. Always make the right decision behind the wheel.
d. Identify and make effort to avoid any distractions while driving.
e. A number of factors affect a driver’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
f. Things that can be done to influence peers, co-workers, parents, seniors to avoid risky driving behaviors due to:

i. Physical and visual distractions inside and/or outside of the vehicle
ii. Alcohol
iii. Fatigue

3. One letter of recommendation from your teacher or driver-ed instructor.
4. List any academic honors, memberships, offices held, extra-curricular activities, volunteer work, community service, etc.
5. Describe special justification due to financial needs.

Please download the application form here.

Please submit the application by mail to:
Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation
17535 Alcove Circle
Eden Prairie, MN 55347

Please enclose the following:
☐ Completed application form
☐ Artifact/Essay etc.
☐ Letter of recommendation
☐ Special Honors
☐ Financial Need Justification

First Session
Application Deadline: May 1
Selection Date: May 15
Course Duration: July 1 – December 31

Second Session
Application Deadline: November 1
Selection Date: November 15
Course Duration: January 1 – June 30

For additional information please call Aspen Cooper at 952-484-9361
Or you can send your question by e-mail to:

Please download the application form here.

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Shreya R Dixit Memorial Foundation and AAA Observe National Distracted Driving Awareness Month at Edina High School http://shreyadixit.org/shreya-r-dixit-memorial-foundation-and-aaa-observe-national-distracted-driving-awareness-month/ http://shreyadixit.org/shreya-r-dixit-memorial-foundation-and-aaa-observe-national-distracted-driving-awareness-month/#respond Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:03:34 +0000 http://shreyadixit.org/?p=1936 Read the Star Tribune coverage of the Impact Panel event.

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Read the Star Tribune coverage of the Impact Panel event.

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Discover your inner Steven Spielberg for Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Distraction-free Driving PSA Contest http://shreyadixit.org/shreya-r-dixit-memorial-distracted-driving-psa-contest/ http://shreyadixit.org/shreya-r-dixit-memorial-distracted-driving-psa-contest/#respond Mon, 02 Feb 2015 20:28:20 +0000 http://shreyadixit.org/?p=1874 Due to repeated requests, the Shreya R. Dixit Foundation has decided to extend the deadline for the Distraction-Free Driving PSA contest to April 30th. You now have an additional two weeks to enter your Public Service Announcements. The foundation is looking for PSAs of 60 seconds or less that illustrate the importance of safe and […]

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Due to repeated requests, the Shreya R. Dixit Foundation has decided to extend the deadline for the Distraction-Free Driving PSA contest to April 30th. You now have an additional two weeks to enter your Public Service Announcements.

The foundation is looking for PSAs of 60 seconds or less that illustrate the importance of safe and distraction-free driving practices. Official selections will have a special screening at the EDU Film Festival on May 15th. Our new partnership with the Annual EDU Film Festival and Independent Film Project of Minnesota for our First Distraction-free Driving PSA Contest for 21 years old or younger residents of Minnesota or Connecticut.  All semifinalist entries will be screened on May 15, 2015 at the Show Place ICON Theaters, St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

Grand Prize is an approved college level production or screenwriting course at IPR College of Creative Arts for high schoolers.  The winner of the non-high school submission will receive a $150 in cash.  If you are in a driver-ed program, you may qualify for an additional $200 cash reward.

The new due date for submission is April 30. It is a great opportunity to demonstrate your passion for film production and get your video camera out.

CLICK HERE FOR CONTEST DETAILS AND HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR CREATION

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Are you registered in a Driver-ed Program? You may earn a $200 Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation grant http://shreyadixit.org/qualify-to-receive-a-200-driver-ed-stipend-from-a-total-of-thirty-made-available-by-the-foundation/ http://shreyadixit.org/qualify-to-receive-a-200-driver-ed-stipend-from-a-total-of-thirty-made-available-by-the-foundation/#respond Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:59:18 +0000 http://shreyadixit.org/?p=916 Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation funds multiple $200 stipends to help needy youth defray the cost of their Driver Ed classes.  The funds are available on a first-come-first-served basis. You should be registered either in a current or future driver-ed class. How you may qualify? Residents of Minnesota or Connecticut all ages may apply Already enrolled […]

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Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation funds multiple $200 stipends to help needy youth defray the cost of their Driver Ed classes.  The funds are available on a first-come-first-served basis. You should be registered either in a current or future driver-ed class.

How you may qualify?

  • Residents of Minnesota or Connecticut all ages may apply
  • Already enrolled or planning to enroll in a state approved in-class and behind the wheel drivers’ education program
  • Grant applications will be reviewed by a sub-committee with recommendations for approval by Shreya R. Dixit Foundation board members
  • 50 % of the grant money awarded to those with a financial need
  • Grant funds will be remitted directly to the driver education provider
  • Awardees are encouraged to attend the annual Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation walk held in the fall on the first Saturday of August. Please visit SHREYADIXIT.ORG for the date 

Submit the application for the scholarship as outlined below

  • Write a one page written essay (300-500 words) on how you would integrate distraction-free driving into your daily life after securing the license
  • You may elect to create a work of art (visual or musical) communicating the importance of distraction-free driving and its impact on the society
  • Increase your chance of receiving the scholarship by being creative in your offering
  • Get a letter of recommendation from a non-family member (preferably your teacher) about your motivation and commitment to the cause of distraction-free driving
  • To be considered as a need based applicant, please describe your personal situation to help justify why you qualify on the needs basis
  • Do not send grade reports or personal data for confidentiality reasons; if necessary we will reach out to you for additional information
  • Provide your contact e-mail, phone number, and name of your driving school with their contact information
  • For additional details call us at 612 759 3384, e-mail vijay@shreyadixit.org
    contact us by mail:
    Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation
    17535 Alcove Circle
    Eden Prairie, MN 55347

We will continue to deploy our resources to spread the message of distraction-free driving across communities.  

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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HELLO! Drivers-in-training! Check this out – ‘The Distraction-Free Driver’ http://shreyadixit.org/free-distraction-free-driver-etrainer/ http://shreyadixit.org/free-distraction-free-driver-etrainer/#respond Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:57:40 +0000 http://shreyadixit.org/?p=1579 World’s First Adaptive Massive Open Online Course (aMOOC™). An Intelligent Modular Learning Tool for tablets, smartphones and computers. Intelligent Capable of recognizing your personal learning style Delivers tailor-made content to accelerate learning. Works on any tablet, smart phone, PC or Mac. Modular Delivers short, customized learning modules. Keeps you fully engaged. Learning Learn on your schedule. Choice of 65 […]

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distracted driving World’s First Adaptive Massive Open Online Course (aMOOC™). An Intelligent Modular Learning Tool for tablets, smartphones and computers.

Intelligent

  • Capable of recognizing your personal learning style
  • Delivers tailor-made content to accelerate learning.
  • Works on any tablet, smart phone, PC or Mac.

Modular

  • Delivers short, customized learning modules.
  • Keeps you fully engaged.

Learning

  • Learn on your schedule.
  • Choice of 65 languages.

So take this journey and click here to get started.

  1. Register for the course.
  2. Answer a few question so the technology may determine your learning style.
  3. Travel with this innovative adaptive technology through a new and memorable learning experience.

Happy aMOOCing to become a proud Distraction-free Driver!

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Distracted Driving Featured on the Mary Hanson Show http://shreyadixit.org/distracted-driving-mary-hanson-show/ http://shreyadixit.org/distracted-driving-mary-hanson-show/#respond Mon, 29 Dec 2014 15:51:55 +0000 http://shreyadixit.org/?p=1837 Broadcast December 29, 2014 on Minnesota Public Television. Mary Hanson spoke with Vijay Dixit, Founder of the Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation and Frank Hornstein, MN State Representative and Chairman of the Minnesota House Transportation Committee, about distracted driving. They discussed how Vijay’s daughter was killed because of a distracted driver and how that affected his […]

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Broadcast December 29, 2014 on Minnesota Public Television.

Mary Hanson spoke with Vijay Dixit, Founder of the Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation and Frank Hornstein, MN State Representative and Chairman of the Minnesota House Transportation Committee, about distracted driving.

They discussed how Vijay’s daughter was killed because of a distracted driver and how that affected his family. Frank Hornstein discusses what legislation is being put in place to help prevent accidents like that from continuing to happen.

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