Cycling for a cause

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Cycling for a cause

  CONCERNED Actor Tharun (centre) taking part in the event.Held at the RBNMS College Grounds near Ulsoor Lake, the event was flagged off by Sandalwood actor Tharun.

The others, who joined their hands for this social cause, were Uday Kumar, the corporator for Ulsoor; Srinivas Murthy, ACP, Traffic; minister R V Venkatesh; Rajendra, the corporator from M S Nagar and M L Sharma, the executive of Avon Cycles.

Hundreds of students from different schools and colleges were eagerly waiting at the grounds for the event to begin. Students from RBNMS College, Chinmaya School and BMS School were all set to take part in the Greenathon with their bicycles.

Actor Tharun addressed the gathering with his meaningful words. “Bicycle was my best friend during my childhood and I used to ride it to school everyday. Now also, I cycle. But it’s only at the gym. Cycling makes one fit and healthy. So cultivate the habit of cycling and do your bit to reduce pollution in the environment. Today’s small act and concern will bring a drastic change in future in saving the resources of the environment,” he noted.

R V Venkatesh recollected his school days where he, along with friends, had gone to Nandi Hills on a bicycle. He focused on the benefits of riding a cycle.  “People are more aware of cycling in China. They make it a routine to ride a bicycle irrespective of their status. Likewise, we have to cultivate healthy habits,” he said. Srinivas Murthy, ACP, Traffic, told the students to follow safety measures and advised them to ride safely.

Later, all the dignitaries joined the students and cycled towards Ulsoor Lake. Rohit and Shruthi, two RJs of the radio station, cheered the participants till the end.  Abhilash, a seventh standard student from Chinmaya School, was happy being a part of the Greenathon. “My friends and I were very happy to take part in this cycling event. All of us come to school on bicycles and it is a joy for us to compete with each other,” he said.

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