More than 100 cyclists joined the Cyclothon 2.0 – India on the Move, organised by the Event Management Association of Assam (EMAA) on Saturday in Guwahati to mark the celebration of Gandhi Jayanti.
The event was organised with the aim to get the people involved in outdoor activities and start a cycling culture among the citizens in the city.
Cyclothon was started by the Event & Entertainment Association (EEMA) India in 2020 and Cyclothon 2.0 – India on the Move is a multi-city event.
On Saturday the cycling event was organized in Guwahati, Ajmer, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kanyakumari, Kochi, Kolkata, Kota, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Puducherry, Trivathurum, Udaipur, Vijaywada, Vizag and Warangal.
Through this event, EEMA aims to bring a positive sentiment amongst the masses and promote the idea of staying physically fit in these challenging times.
In Guwahati, the event was flagged off at 6:30 am by the Advocate General of Assam, Debojit Saikia in the presence of Manash Kr. Sharma, the president of Event Management Association of Assam and Raghav Chada, a well-known socialite and entrepreneur.
The Cyclothon 2.0 in Guwahati started from Sohum Emporia, ABC Point, Mahapurush Srimanta Sankardev Path and culminated at the same station after pedaling approximately 12 km from Mahapurush Srimanta Sankardev Path-ABC point to Farm Gate (Vivanta by Taj) and back to Sohum Emporia.
“More than 100 cycling enthusiasts participated in the event,” EMAA president Manash Kr. Sharma informed.
Speaking at the flag-off ceremony, Debojit Saikia said, “I thank EMAA for organizing such an event during this difficult time through which everybody is passing through. I hope, this event will inspire the people.”
“It is so exciting to witness that our belief in positivity and energy of mankind echoes through this event today with the participation of so many people. The world may have embraced a momentary stopover, but this is not the end,” said EMAA president Sharma.
When the industry is looking at springing back it is little surprise that some of the renowned names in the industry participated in the event to resonate their commitment towards a better society.
Some of the notable names, extending their support to the event were Sohum Emporia, Indian Red Cross Society, Page3 DJ Academy, Makhan Bhog, Streamy, HMV studio, Rotary Club of Guwahati Luit.
Cycling is one of the best ways to remain fit and healthy.
It is the craze that combines fitness with fun and allows to maintain social distancing.