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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

‘Trying To Save You’: Families Impacted By Distracted Driving Rally Around Hands-Free Bill

August 1, 2019

In less than two hours, Minnesota’s new hands-free law goes into effect. For drivers, that means buying accessories or changing habits, but for too many families, this is about much more. More than 500 people have died from distracted driving over the past 10 years, but state lawmakers failed to pass the law year after year. Now, it’s those brokenhearted relatives who finally made it happen. “I’m not the only one who lost a child. I’m not the only family…

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Catch Vijay on the radio explaining the new hands-free law

July 26, 2019

Vijay Dixit of the Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation is slated to appear on WCCO Radio and Minnesota Public Radio in the coming days. He will be a guest on WCCO at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 28, for the “Jearlyn Steele Show,” where he will help explain Minnesota’s new hands-free law. The new regulations disallow holding a cellphone while operating a motor vehicle, and they take effect Thursday, Aug. 1. Dixit then will be heard at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July…

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Distracted Driving Kills: Has a Track Record

July 17, 2019

Written by: VIJAY B. DIXIT, CHAIRMAN Do you agree with the above title? I do. Distracted Driving has been killing for a real-long time, though under different names. Also, impact of that tragedy does not ever fade away, it remains permanently etched in the memories of those left behind. To make my point I must tell you a story. Something terrible happened to a young boy named Jeff, many years ago. A group of kids started to drink, got into a…

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The New Hands-free Law Needs a New Village

July 2, 2019

Vijay b. Dixit, Chairman Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation August 1, 2019 is the day when the new Hands-free Law goes into effect. Getting the Hands-free legislation passed only paved the way for a distraction-free driving future. Now we must make it work. Laws succeed only if they get support from an intelligently designed execution plan by the government. This week’s launch of the public education campaign about the law by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety is laudable. It…

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Hands-free law to go into effect Aug. 1

June 25, 2019

In just over a month, the new hands-free cellphone law will go into effect. Drivers will no longer be allowed to hold cellphones while the car is in motion. The Shreya R. Dixit Foundation is dedicated to making drivers aware of the new regulations, for their own safety. Here is an easy summary of what’s allowed, according to the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety: “They will be able to use their phones to make calls, text, listen to music or…

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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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