International World Bicycle Day that falls on June 3, is being celebrated around the world. In Delhi, a mega cycling event was organised by New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) at Connaught Place on Sunday. The cycling event was inaugurated by Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu from Charkha museum, in which a big number of bicycle lovers participated. NDMC chairman Naresh Kumar reported that the council has organised the event with the support of Smart Bike and introduced a bicycle sharing project.
“NDMC is trying to provide an alternative to the people of Delhi, which is an environment-friendly and cheap mode of transportation. The council has been working hard from very long and now the result is in front as a successful project,” said Naresh Kumar.
Describing the event, he added, that it was an 8-kilometre race that concluded at Shivaji Stadium. NDMC officer reported that around 1750 bicycles and 250 smart bicycles were issued to the participants. Some people also brought their own bicycles and registered on the spot to participate in the event.
— VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) June 3, 2018
Participants had registered themselves through Smart Bike Mobility websites @WorldBicycleDay.in and @smartbikemobility.com. The event was broadcasted on 3 big LED projects of NDMC at Connaught Place and Khan Market.
The organisers will provide water and first aid facilities to the participants at various spots of the rally track.
Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh also shared his picture with school girls and delivered an encouraging message to the society. In a post on Twiter, CM Raman Singh said he believes that an educated woman can educate the whole society. He feels proud to see that his initiative Saraswati Cycle Yojana is boosting confidence in young girls of Chhattisgarh.
I strongly believe that an educated woman educates a whole society! It gives me immense happiness to see that Saraswati Cycle Yojana has been uplifting the spirit of the young girls of Chhattisgarh to continue their higher education. #WorldBicycleDay pic.twitter.com/vHMVhqdQt8
— Dr Raman Singh (@drramansingh) June 3, 2018
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee distributed bicycle to school girls.
— AITC (@AITCofficial) June 3, 2018
Bicycle lovers around the world showcased their passion through Twitter posts. We have gathered some best tweets that are trending on the internet on World Bicycle Day.
— CycleAwareWellington (@CycleAwareWgtn) June 2, 2018
Happy World Bicycle Day. Thank you @UN for acknowledging what we all know. It's a "simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transportation, fostering environmental stewardship and health." #WorldBicycleDay pic.twitter.com/LHBB8Z4OxA
— mediawisemelbourne (@mediawisemelb) June 3, 2018
— UCI (@UCI_cycling) June 2, 2018
— Fatih Denker (@fdenker) June 2, 2018
#WorldBicycleDay aims to spread awareness about the multiple societal benefits of using bicycles. Cycling fosters sustainable development and promotes health and happiness. Today let's make a commitment to ourselves and the environment and start using it as a means of transport. pic.twitter.com/0QtNEcFt1S
— All India Mahila Congress (@MahilaCongress) June 3, 2018