The Additional District Development Commissioner (ADDC) Baramulla, Aijaz Abdullah Saraf today flagged-off a Cycle rally from Sangrama to Khawaja Bagh to commemorate ‘World Bicycle Day’.The Cycle rally was organised by the Department of Youth Services and Sports Baramulla in collaboration with District Administration Baramulla under the banner of ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav’.
The rally witnessed a massive participation of cyclists, with more than 100 cyclists pedalling in the rally besides employees from the Department of Youth Services and Sports Baramulla. Addressing the participants, the ADDC Baramulla who was also the chief guest on the occasion appreciated the initiative of the organizing department to celebrate the World Bicycle Day and said that Cyclists pedal through the city are displaying messages of drug-free society, advocating for a clean and green environment.
He said besides being a sports activity, cycling carries a huge socio-economic and environmental message. He also said that such unique initiatives should be organized more often, adding that the purpose of this rally is to create awareness about cycling among people so that cycling becomes a daily routine for fitness and a measure to safeguard the environment.
Meanwhile, a felicitation programme was also held on the occasion during which winner cyclists were provided with the certificates. District Youth Services Sports Officer Baramulla among other employees of the concerned departments were present on the occasion.