With an aim to keep their surroundings clean and green, over 200 people took to cycling in Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT) covering a distance of five kilometres on Saturday. The event was organised by RRCAT staff members club. Cyclists were divided in four groups of 50 cyclists each. Breaking into groups helped the cyclists in staying organised without crowding a particular area.
Participating cyclists included scientists, officers, cycling enthusiast, children and homemakers. The youngest participant was 10 years old and oldest was 60 years old. Talking about the event, Professor KK Yadav said, “We must understand that our actions will ensure greenery in the city and cleanliness.” He laid stress on clean air to stay healthy. “Cycling is the way for us to stay healthy as well as keep our environment healthy,” Yadav said.
Scientific officer at RRCAT Vijay Bhawsar said, “People often feel that cycling is limited to sports because we cannot practically go to picnics on cycles around Indore yet.” He said Saturday’s ride would show possibilities, where people can cycle to places. “Our families participated and it was fun, so we are hoping that at least in RRCAT, we will have a culture of cycling to places,” Bhawsar said.