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LG flags off ‘Pedal for Dal’ cyclothon, ‘Run for Polythene-free Srinagar’

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Says young generation has responsibility to ensure peace, prosperity and unity

Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today flagged off  ‘Pedal for Dal’ cyclothon from the shores of the Dal Lake in the run-up to the Independence Day celebrations.

The cyclothon witnessed the enthusiastic participation of more than 200 boys and girls from different age groups, along with professional cyclists, an official press release informed.

Speaking on the occasion, the LG observed that the young generation has a huge responsibility to ensure peace, prosperity and unity of the nation.

“A large number of youth participating in the events commemorating the historical occasion of the 75th anniversary of Indian Independence will send a message across the world that J&K has ushered into the era of sustained peace and progress,” he added.

“Activities like ‘Pedal for Dal’ mark the celebrations of ‘Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav’ and also gives hope to the entire humanity, a hope of a prosperous future while instilling the spirit of our cultural and patriotic ethos among the citizens,” the LG said.

He called upon the youth to recognize the contributions of the great personalities who have played a major role in building a peaceful and prosperous Jammu & Kashmir and strengthen their resolve to build a “New India”.

On the occasion, the LG directed the officials to ensure strict adherence to Covid protocol and SoPs while organizing such events.

The event is a part of the series of programmes under ‘Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav’ being organized by the Department of Youth, Services and Sports.

Earlier, the LG flagged off “Run for Polythene-Free Srinagar” from iconic Ghanta Ghar, Lal Chowk.

In his address, the LG observed that the “path-breaking” initiative is aimed at making cleaner streets, lakes, and communities to bring better environmental sustainability in the UT.

The LG laid special emphasis on encouraging the people for adopting eco-friendly practices, besides taking strict measures to curb the use of polythene.

Pertinently, the LG had already directed the JMC to conduct a 15-day long campaign “Plastic Free Jammu; Say No to Plastic” to curb the use of single-use plastic.

According to an official press release, the rally of 600 participants including students, sportspersons, and people from different walks of life passed through various areas of the city to generate awareness against the use of polythene with a prime objective to make Srinagar a polythene-free zone.

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