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2020 virtual Raksha 5k run_walk
Raksha means protection, and in these trying times of COVID-19 we are not backing down from our promise. While we are still working hard to end distracted driving, we will be donating 100% of the proceeds from this year’s Raksha Walk to the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund set up by the India Association of Minnesota.
We're committed to helping our community in any way we can.

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Distracted Driving News

Distracted Driving in the Age of COVID-19

May 30, 2020

The year 2020 dawned with a severe hit by the ever-powerful tsunami of COVID-19. Now, no day goes by without a deluge of scary reports in daily newspapers, TV and radio describing in graphic details, the devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. So, it was not surprising that I found myself struggling as I sat down to write my column for April. I was experiencing a discouragingly huge mental block. What really bothered me was that I was having difficulty…

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The Hands Free Law Has Teeth

February 25, 2020

Minnesota Department of Public Safety released data on how the new hands-free law in Minnesota has performed since it went into effect on Aug. 1, 2019. As of Dec. 31, 2019, that is in five months, a total of 9,727 drivers received citations for violating the law. That amounts to little over 60 a day. It is disheartening to see 60 individuals every day in the state refusing to respect law of the land. Please know that Minnesota does not…

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Leading From The Top

November 1, 2019

In my last column, I described how the Shreya Foundation’s (shreyadixit.org) teen-led Distraction-free Life Club (DfLC) at Eden Prairie High School has been spreading the message of distraction-free driving through peer-to-peer influence. The same column also mentioned how the DfLC teens reached beyond high school, embarking on a project named Drivers-in-Making for elementary school kids, engaging them in discussions about distracted driving. It will be the DfLC team coaching young kids. After reading the column a friend questioned me about…

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DRIVERS-IN-MAKING

October 23, 2019

Written by: VIJAY B. DIXIT, CHAIRMAN Summer of 2019 is history. The Fall session is in full swing at schools. A new Hands-free Law is active in Minnesota. Troopers from the state patrol are much better equipped to enforce the law. Hopefully, the hands-free law will lead to lower cell phone inspired distracted driving episodes. It surely did take away the self-proclaimed right of drivers to use cell phones as socialization/entertainment tools. Granted that only a thorough analysis of long-term…

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A decade away from a driver’s license, these kids are already learning safe driving habits

August 21, 2019

The members of Eden Prairie High School’s Distraction Free Driving Club are big fans of peer-to-peer education. Usually, that means other teenagers, but on Aug. 14, 22 high schoolers taught a different audience about safe driving: elementary schoolers. “The kids are our peers, our younger peers,” explained Saathvika Yeruva, co-president of the Distraction-Free Driving Club. She and her classmates spent the morning at Oak Point Elementary School in Eden Prairie playing games, drawing and doing trivia with 15 elementary school…

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Apply for the 2020 Summer Paid Internship! *Please share with anyone you know that may be interested!*

Interested in working with a non-profit for a 6-week internship this summer? We're searching for driven students that have a passion for learning to join us for a
paid internship this summer.

We have 10 open positions in marketing, writing, video/visual advertising, and more! Click here to apply: https://shreyadixit.org/2020-internship/
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Registration is open for the 2020 Virtual 5K Raksha Walk/Run!

We've been holding the Raksha Walk for 12 years, and although we can't join together in person this year, we're not backing down from our promise to help our local community. That's why we're holding a virtual Raksha Walk/Run this year - we welcome anyone to join us no matter where you are in the world!

We will be donating 100% of the proceeds from this year’s Raksha Walk to the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund set up by India Association of Minnesota.

Register here: https://www.raceentry.com/races/raksha-walkrun-for-distraction-free-driving/2020/register

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SAVE THE DATE: Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation 13th Annual Raksha Walk on August 1st, 2020!

Raksha means protection, and in these trying times of COVID-19 we are not backing down from our promise. While we are still working hard to end distracted driving, we will be donating 100% of the proceeds from this year’s Raksha Walk to the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund set up by the India Association of Minnesota.

We're committed to helping our community in any way we can.

Stay tuned. Registration is coming soon at www.shreyadixit.org
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Registration is open for the 2020 virtual Raksha Walk on August 1st, 2020. Register here: https://www.raceentry.com/races/raksha-walkrun-for-distraction-free-driving/2020/register?fbclid=IwAR2-iV3tNwenG2VHpuBYQO667dJxY2Scsa0JkJyljXM2I_R0NxBCzcqV40g

Apply for the 2020 paid summer internship today! We have 10 open positions in marketing, writing, video/visual advertising, and more! Click here to apply: https://shreyadixit.org/2020-internship/ #summerinternshipminnesota #minnesotainternship

'Just put the phones away' | Jefferson County High School senior's video project focuses on ... - https://goo.gl/alerts/HWPL4

Remember, stop distracted driving - https://goo.gl/alerts/m8U3H

We’re calling on all Minnesotans to get creative 🧵 Today we launched a statewide mask drive to help our congregate care facilities.

These don’t replace PPE, but they do help limit the spread of the virus. Thanks to our fire stations for partnering with us! #MinneSEWtaWeek

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