Kolkata: Cyclists Groups of Kolkata along with volunteers of WWF and SwitchON Foundation took to the street with a message for citizens to come forward and adopt the cleanest mode of transport for healthy and less polluted City of Joy on the occasion of Earth Hour, says a press release.
Debashis Sen, Chairman NKDA said, “This cycle rally to celebrate Earth Hour is very important to encourage people to come forward and adopt sustainable habits for future generations. Bicycles prove to be an important means of transport for health, livelihoods. I am a big supporter of cycling and at Newtown we have taken up multiple initiatives to promote the same.”
Dr. Saswati Sen, State Director, WWF India, West State Office said, “We as individuals have the power to #ShapeOurFuture by bringing attention to the grave issues our planet is currently facing.”
Vinay Jaju, MD SwitchON Foundation said, “This event is a reflection of changing times, and marks a drastic step in making a shift towards Non- Motorised form of Transports (NMTs) and urging people to cut down on fuel run vehicles. Taking part in Earth Hour isn’t only about committing for one hour on one day – it’s about committing every day to take care of each other and the one home we all share.”
The cycle rally with over 60 cyclists was supported by the various cycle groups of Kolkata that included BYCS Kolkata, Cycle Network Grow, Cycos, Cyclology India, Kolkata Cycle Samaj, NTFN, Two Wheels.