Hundreds cycle for a pollution free environment in Pune

February 15th, 2009 - 6:32 pm ICT by ANI  

Pune, Feb 15 (ANI): Hundreds of people participated in a cycle rally here today to spread awareness about a pollution free environment and good heath.
The Bicycle Association of Pune organised the rally and marked February 15 as the ”Cycle Day.
Organisers said the day should be promoted across the world and people should not use their vehicles on this day.
“Our main motive behind this rally is that if more and more people ride cycle, it would definitely help reduce pollution. It is important to ride cycles to cover short distances and cycling is very easy. If one would use motorized vehicle to cover 1-2 kilometers, it would definitely increase the pollution level,” said Dilip Sarda, president, Bicycle Association of Pune.
A number of women, children and senior citizens took part in the rally with immense zeal and enthusiasm.
Rallyists also opined that riding a cycle should not just be held to keep the environment clean, but it also held in maintaining good health.
“The main thing is that cycling is good for our health. By cycling, we can keep diseases like diabetes and heart attacks at bay. If we don”t cycle at all, then in 35-40 years these problems would definitely affect us,” said Pramod Waghmare, a cyclist. (ANI)

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