ASDMA Organises Cycle Rally On The Occasion Of Its Foundation Day
“Cycle Rally-Stop Polluting, Start Pedalling” organised around Guwahati with an objective to create public awareness on Climate Change on the occasion of ASDMA foundation day on Thursday.
GUWAHATI: Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) in association with District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), Kamrup, DDMA Kamrup Metro, Assam Cycling Association and Pedal for a Change, convened a “Cycle Rally-Stop Polluting, Start Pedalling” around the city of Guwahati with an objective to create public awareness on Climate Change on the occasion of ASDMA foundation day on Thursday.
The route of the rally was from Janata Bhawan, Dispur, Guwahati to the Veterinary Field, Khanapara via Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati. The cycle rally was flagged off by Shri K. V. Singhdeo, IPS, Director General of Civil Defence, Shri Dipak Sarma, Rtd. IAS and former Chief Executive Officer of ASDMA and Shri Gyanendra Dev Tripathi, IAS and Chief Executive Officer of ASDMA.
Shri Singhdeo congratulated ASDMA on its Foundation day and appreciated them for conducting the rally which will disseminate the awareness among people regarding cycling, which helps to develop climate resilience. Shri Sarma expressed his gratitude to ASDMA for creating awareness through cycling which would aware people about a healthy living leading to the reduction of air pollution. Shri Tripathi during his address mentioned that ASDMA intends to celebrate its Foundation day every year involving the general people through different activities with the aim to create mass awareness on disaster management.
This year, focusing on the theme of G20 and Disaster Risk Reduction, the cycle rally was organised to intimate people on the importance of cycling towards a clean and green environment. The rally was also attended by Shri Tapan Das, General Secretary of Assam Cycling Association and influencers like Shri Bikramjyoti Das, 1st blind man to climb Mount Everest, Cyclists Shri Anirban Choudhury, Shri Ripunjoy Gogoi, Shri Kaushik Guha, Dr. Pranami Chakraborty along with other cyclists. ASDMA also conducted an essay competition on the occasion of the Foundation day among students on various topics of Disaster preparedness. The winners were awarded and felicitated at the end of the rally.
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