On a Saturday evening (30th March 2019), a silent protest was organised at Nariman Point – Marine Drive peninsula bay in Mumbai. Several NGO’s, environment groups, non-profit foundations, citizen groups and individuals came together to form a HUMAN CHAIN. This gathering of more than 1000 people was an expression of disapproval in the way environment is getting compromised in the name of development.
The 4th edition of the popular cycling event ‘Ride To MPower’ was held at NSCI Dome Stadium, Mumbai on 17th March, 2019. ‘Ride To Mpower’ is an initiative by Aditya Birla Capital to raise mental health awareness. A huge crowd of 1600 cyclist’s participated in the cycling rally with great enthusiasm.
The annual cycling event led by Neerja Birla and her team aims to reach out to people with mental limitations and empower them by providing a social platform where they can interact, connect, explore, overcome their fears and feel more confident. Continue reading “RIDE TO MPOWER – 2019”
It is said that “Knowledge is of no value unless you put into practice.” And with this very belief Mr. Faisal Thakur, former BMX Champion & Owner of Pro9 Bicycle Studio designed a SOLAR POWERED ELECTRIC CARGO CYCLE (SPEC BIKE).
A marketer by academics and a cycling entrepreneur by choice, Faisal fully conceived, planned and developed the concept of a solar bicycle in his studio by roping in few school students. He formed a team of 22 students from nearby schools and started to work on this project a week before the Republic Day Parade which is held annually by BIRD at Bandra Bandstand on 26th of January. The idea of choosing this occasion was to reach out to maximum people and convey a clear message of eco-friendly transportation. Continue reading “SOLAR POWERED ELECTRIC CARGO CYCLE”
Campaign : Road Safety Week 2019
The Annual Road Safety Week (4th – 10th February) was celebrated across the nation with great fervor. Initiated by the National Safety Council in collaboration with The Ministry Of Road Transport & Highways – Government Of India, the motive of road safety awareness drive is to reach out to all motorist and sensitize them on various issues such as speeding, lane cutting, seat belts, helmets, use of mobile phones, driving under alcohol influence, illegal parking, entering no entry zones, breaking signals, excessive honking and other actions which often lead to traffic chaos and accidents. Continue reading “MUMBAI CYCLIST IMITATE CARS TO PROMOTE ROAD SAFETY”
On 9th of December 2018, i attended a cycling rally organised to create awareness for diabetes amongst the public in general. It was the third year in a row that this rally took place for the same cause. More than twelve hundred cyclists arrived to attend the event at Kala Ghoda, Fort Mumbai. Total distance was about 13 kms from Kala Ghoda to Dadar. Continue reading “CYCLING RALLY FOR DIABETES AWARENESS”
“Visiting a cycling fest is a BEGINNING,
Buying a new cycle is PROGRESS,
Riding a cycle is SUCCESS”
Overview of my walking tour at the India Cycling Festival 2018 (ICF): (7th to 9th Dec’18, Nehru Centre, Worli, Mumbai)
The second season of ‘India Cycling Festival’ returned again with a bang! Organized at an enormous scale in terms of product offerings and engagement opportunities, the ICF fest is a destination ‘For the cyclists and By the cyclists’. Continue reading “TOUR OF INDIA CYCLING FESTIVAL – 2018”
It’s about that moment when i shook myself and snatched freedom from the confinement of comfort.
In the dawn of the dark i took a shivering start, ventured on an unknown trail…all alone surrounded with high prospects to fail.
I set out an ambitious goal for thyself, an awakening of a champion is assured to arise holding an enormous vision in my eyes. Continue reading “A HERO IS NEVER AFRAID TO FAIL”
Nunhe munne bacche teri mutthi mein kya hai?
Mutthi mein hai taqdeer hamari
Humne kismat ko bas mein kiya hai
Aankhon mein jhume sapnon ki diwali
Aanewali duniya ka sapna sajaa hai
Badlega zamana yeh sitaroo pe likha hai. Continue reading “TRY YELLOW SOCKS BY CRY”
The second leg of the Swasth Bharat Yatra departs from Mumbai to Manor, 88 kms away from the city. The flag off event was held inside the FDA office at Bandra Kurla Complex today. Monday happens to be a working day but the crowds were even higher in numbers compared to the weekend rally. I never anticipated Continue reading “SWASTH BHARAT YATRA – CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE”
The Swasth Bharat Yatra rally started from Leh on 16th October 2018 on ‘World Food Day’ and since then has covered a road distance in excess of 4800 kms with the help of 7300 cycling volunteers collectively touching 500+ destinations (Figures as on 11.11.18). These are huge numbers for any government led initiative and assured to shoot up further in the coming weeks. Swasth Bharat Yatra spans over Continue reading “SWASTH BHARAT YATRA – MUMBAI”