World Automobile-Free Day celebrations in Thiruvananthapuram to focus on the advantages of biking


Ever puzzled what it could be wish to maintain your fume-belching motorcar parked within the shed and go about your day? There are nonetheless a number of methods to get your work performed. Go for some pedal energy or catch the general public transport or just foot it. Right here’s your likelihood for a try-out. Indus Biking Embassy observes World Automobile-Free Day this Sunday (September 22) with the message of going inexperienced and selling the advantages of biking.

On the event, Manaveeyam Veedhi reveals the way in which forward with a biking carnival that packs in fun-filled programmes highlighting pedal energy. “Although known as ‘Automobile-Free Day’, the occasion, noticed in lots of cities the world over, by extension requires an automobile-free day. The target is to boost consciousness about cultivating an eco-friendly tradition by shunning use of emission gasoline as a lot as potential and following a wholesome way of life by taking on biking,” says Prakash P Gopinath, founding father of Indus Biking Embassy, higher often known as the Bicycle Mayor of Thiruvananthapuram. The occasion, a first-of-its-kind within the metropolis, can be an effort to name consideration to mounting air air pollution ranges, he provides.

During a ride by Indus Cycling Embassy

Company officers will cordon off entries to Manaveeyam Veedhi from 6.30 am to 9.30 pm for the day the place folks can collect for a “enjoyable experience” on the cycles offered on the venue as a symbolic initiative. Different programmes embody an consciousness experience on cycles from 6.30 am from the venue that covers the Statue-Palayam-Kowdiar-Vellayambalam route.

A spotlight is assortment of previous and discarded bicycles from the general public that will likely be repaired and given out to members of cycle golf equipment that Indus Biking Embassy plans to type in a number of faculties within the metropolis to nurture ‘cycle brigades’. “We may even be conducting a ‘Bicycle Clinic’ the place mechanics would supply coaching, particularly for youngsters, in fixing minor mechanical hitches themselves,” says Prakash.

There may even be an exhibition and sale of a variety of cycles, from primary fashions to street bikes. The day will likely be topped off with cultural programmes by volunteers of Vellayani-based instructional institute kanthari.

Time to kick-start a cycle of change!