On Lohri Justice Surya Kant Flagged-off the first Monthly Cycling Excursion Behind Sukhna Lake

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On Lohri Justice Surya Kant Flagged-off the first Monthly Cycling Excursion Behind Sukhna Lake

 The Voice of Chandigarh News

Photo T S Bedi
Photo T S Bedi

Justice Surya Kant, Judge, Punjab & Haryana High Court flagged off the first monthly Cycling excursion at Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary behind Sukhna Lake. Over 60 participants including young students of New Public School participated in the initiative.

Department of Forest & Wildlife, Chandigarh Administration in association with an NGO-Yuvsatta have decided to regularly organize this cycling activity behind Sukhna Lake to promote spirit of green living, good health and green Chandigarh’, shared Santosh Kumar, Director, Department of Environment, Forest & Wildlife of Chandigarh Administration.

Monthly Cycling behind Sukhna-1Appreciating the initiative Justice Surya Kant said that the biggest problem in Chandigarh today is proliferation of vehicles. It’s high time to decide how many vehicles can be accommodated in this city. Chandigarh is a busy place. People need to travel, but most people can travel and move easily under their own power i.e. by Cycling and Walking, both are cheap, quick, quiet and clean. He also added that the universal concerns of global warming require local action to curb increasing pollution, for which rising number of vehicles is one of the major cause. And bicycle can prove to be new gandhian spinning wheel to save billions of dollars spent every year on procurement of oil, to promote a simple lifestyle, check traffic blues, accidental deaths and also the deterioration in physical health of the people because of sedimentary life-style.

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