Raksha Walk in Eden Prairie Brings Attention to Distracted Driving

The Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation hosted its 11th annual Raksha 5K Run/Walk For Distraction-Free Driving, Saturday, Aug. 11, at Purgatory Creek Park. The event featured a 5K run, chances for people to sign pledges to drive distraction-free, remarks from Pat Cooper of Federated Insurance, Mike Hanson from the Office of Traffic Safety and John…

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Raksha Walk to end Distracted Driving on August 11

Shreya Dixit Memorial Foundation was created to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving and make the roads a safer place. The public can support the foundation and its mission at the annual 5K Raksha Walk on Saturday, August 7 at Purgatory Creek Park in Eden Prairie. Registration for the event will start at…

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A Very Successful Raksha Walk 2017

Shreya Dixit

Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation had a very successful 10th Raksha 5K Distraction-free Driving event with corporate executives and more than 250 runners and walkers participating. Richard Anderson, Former CEO of Delta and newly appointed CEO of Amtrak was the chief guest. Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton proclaimed the day of the event as Distraction-free Driving Day in the state.

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Governor Mark Dayton proclaims August 5 distraction free driving day in Minnesota.

Distraction Free Driving Day 2017

Every year our foundation works to bring awareness and effective change to driving behavior. Having the Day of the Raksha walk proclaimed distraction free driving day by Governor of Minnesota is a special recognition of both the continued work that is needed and the work that has been done. This year is the 10th anniversary and makes this proclamation as important as ever.

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5 reasons to attend the Raksha Walk

Vijay Dixit, chairman of the Shreya Dixit Memorial Foundation’s board, provides five reasons to attend the Raksha 5K Walk/Run for Distraction-Free Driving on August 6, 2016 in Eden Prairie, MN.

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A Striking Resemblance: Batman and Raksha Walk, the Campaign for Distraction-free Driving

Our family was struck by a devastating tragedy and we resolved to find something good in it. One may term it strange, abnormal, weird, insane etc. etc. It is impossible for a family to lose a 19 year old child, in this case Shreya, and find something good in it? Why? I led the initiative to start the foundation in her name to combat distracted driving and felt like a higher calling pushing me from inside.

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Eden Prairie News: Raksha Walk Draws a Crowd

Raising awareness about distracted driving at the vigil and walk. Attendees try their hands on distraction simulator and view a number of displays and large number of displays. One of a kind annual event in the country to fight distracted driving. Click here to read the article

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Raksha Walk 2015 a Success

Another successful walk organized by Shreya R Dixit Memorial Foundation. We estimate close to 250 attended the 8th Raksha Walk for Distraction-free Driving in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The Governor signed a proclamation declaring August to be observed as the Distraction-free Driving Day in Minnesota. Commissioner for Public Safety Mona Dohman urged attendees to not only…

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