IIT Delhi students pedal to promote green cause

January 30th, 2011 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) About 100 students of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi Sunday took out a cycle rally to inspire people to pedal short distances and cut down their carbon footprints. The rally, organised as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 63rd death anniversary, started from Mehrauli Gate of the IIT Delhi and reached Raj Ghat around 9 a.m. It was organised in association with Firefox Bikes.

“The whole world knows Gandhiji as a political leader and a revolutionary of an extraordinary type. But very few people know that he was an environmentalist too,” said Shiv Inder Singh, managing director, Firefox Bikes.

According to IIT Delhi, the rally was an effort to rediscover Gandhi’s environmental principles that are more relevant today, when the threat of climate change is looming large, natural resources are fast depleting and cutting carbon footprints is so important.

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