The 13th BEYOND CARLTON Memorial – held on 25 February 2023 – paid respects to the precious nine lives lost, and called to the fore conversations around fire safety. The program ensured a place for firefighters, and the recognition of their brave efforts. A musical tribute tied together the sentiment of the occasion that was meaningful and deeply moving.
The event brought together thought-leaders and supporters alike. In the conversations segment of the program three leading lights of society – spoke on high levels of preparedness, benchmarks, and being vigilant in daily tasks. Mr. P. K. Jena, IAS, Chief Secretary, Government of Odisha, in a conversation with Mr. R A Venkitachalam, Trustee BEYOND CARLTON, spoke on “The Comprehensive nature of Fire Safety”. Mr. Jena highlighted aspects of “Why is fire safety is such an important matter for Odisha?” – Read more here
Dr. K.J Devasia, Assistant Vice President – Enterprise Risk and Corporate Resilience, BIAL, with depth experience in risk and resilience, enables a daily rigour to fire safety that is compelling, and continuous. – Read more here
Ms. Sashi Rajamani, Chairperson, Social Venture Partners(SVP), is a Carlton Fire survivor. The path to survival was also a journey of saving lives of others. Learning at many levels, and the need for attention to fire safety. Read more here
The conversations were interspersed with soulful music played by renowned band, Swarathama, setting the stage for reflection and renewed commitment. The audience gladly joined in, and many volunteered to stay connected to the cause.
In conclusion to the event, the organisation’s key milestones over the past year was shared.