CYCLOTHON AND FIT INDIA
CYCLOTHON AND FIT INDIA
Management, staff and three generations of MLZS pedal to save planet Earth
AMRITSAR, DECEMBER 22: Concerned over the worsening ambient air quality caused by increasing air pollution, Mount Litera Zee School, Amritsar, organized a ‘Cyclothon’, which witnessed the eager participation of the management, staff and students of the School, besides the parents and grandparents of the students.
In tune with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Fit India Campaign, the event aimed at urging masses to switch over to environment and health-friendly practices like cycling considering its health benefits and urge them to contribute to the cause of saving the Earth from air pollution. Major General Vikram Singh, GOC, 15 Inf Div, Brigadier Navneet Narian, Khasa Commander, and Mr Dipak Kumar Gupta (IRS), Customs Commissioner, who presided over the event, flagged off this bicycle rally.
Raising the slogans ‘Ride for the Planet’, and ‘Save the Planet, Ride the Cycle’, the rally, organized in collaboration with Decathlon and the Amritsar Riding Club, took off from two venues – the school premises and Ranjit Avenue. It covered the chief locales in the city to spread awareness about the benefits of cycling as far as reducing environmental pollution and leading a healthy lifestyle are concerned.
Addressing the gathering, the Chief Guests¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ attributed the menace of air pollution to increasing incidents of stubble burning and a constant hike in the number of vehicles on the roads, and the resultant traffic congestion. They urged the students to adopt the practices that are beneficial to the environment and health. Ms Manjot Dhillon, Director, Mount Litera Zee School, Amritsar, said the aim behind the event was to sensitize the masses about the menace of air pollution, which is increasing daily because of several factors, and to acquaint them with the ways and means of curbing the same by switching over to a healthy lifestyle.
“We have all enjoyed riding a cycle in our childhood. However, the fast paced life of today, the increasing competition in different fields, and the growing dependence on digital technology, and the resultant lure for financial gains, have alienated us all from the joys and benefits of riding a bicycle,” she said. She added the participants could be seen having fun while contributing to a cause that could benefit every human being if pursued regularly and sincerely.
“Cycling is beneficial to health. We all should try to indulge in it as and when possible as this would help curb pollution and make the Earth a better place to live,” Ms Dhillon said. She added that the school was committed to the cause of supporting and organizing more such causes in the future. A tree plantation drive, an art exhibition, and ‘Swayam Siddha’, a skill development programme aimed at empowering the auxiliary staff of the school, were also held on this occasion.
Mr Ajit Dhillon, Director, Mount Litera Zee School, Amritsar, and Ms Rupinder Kaur Aulakh, Principal, Mount Litera Zee School, Amritsar, were also present on the occasion.
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