Indore: Reigniting his love for cycling with his five and a half-year-old son, 34-year-old client solution personnel Rohit Jhansiwale feels that the best way to bond with his son Teerth is by doing something that they love both.
“Kids are amazing, they can enjoy everything you do with them, but the best part about them is that they remind of magic of life,” Jhansiwale said. He elaborated that cycling has always been his passion throughout his school and college life.
“I loved cycling, which is the reason I cycled to college even when my father would not mind buying me the coolest bike,” Jhansiwale said. He explained that riding a cycle made him feel healthy, young and happy.
“Cycling was and still is my obsession that makes my day brighter and makes me feel energetic,” Jhansiwale said. Quoting the thrill of cycling, he explained that when passion takes over, then one does not fear traffic. “I have always been taught that one should learn to handle problems and counter shortcomings,” Jhansiwale said. He explained that traffic is a problem but that does not mean we get locked inside homes.
Elaborating on countering problems, Jhansiwale said, “I take my son out for 500 metres to one km rides as he is just five!” He explained that teaching his son road civic sense and developing him as a good individual is important.
“Kids like him will be our future and if I do not teach him traffic manners and encourage him to opt for cycling, then it is obvious that earth would not remain healthy for long,” Jhansiwale said.
Sharing his son’s experiences, he explained that Teerth prefers cycling over riding in a car or bike. “If he can love cycling like I did, then he is probably going to be a green warrior,” Jhansiwale said. He has been cycling with his son regularly since last couple of years.
GOOD PRACTISES: 22km cycle track to be cleared of encroachments at Bhubaneswar
It looks like the city can finally have a bicycle track that cyclists can actually use. The Bhubaneswar Development Authority and city police have jointly embarked upon a restoration of a 22 km-long bicycle track that had hitherto been encroached upon by street vendors. A source at the BDA said a 10-member joint squad will start removing roadside encroachments along the stretch from Airport Square to Nandankanan. The squad will be headed by the BDA’s enforcement member Bhabani Shankar Chayani and will remove make-shift kiosks, tea stalls, eateries, vegetable stores and fish shops on the road.
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