Tuesday, April 13, 2010

MyWorld

There is a strong wave of the ‘Go Green’ movement that is spreading in Mumbai. When the Road Traffic authorities and the motorists are tearing their hair at the road boggling increase of cars, there is a quiet movement of ‘back to cycling’ that is taking root. And popularising it is an organisation in the suburbs called ‘Mahakali Cyclists Association’.
On 11th April morning was the inaugural run or cycle of their 1st ‘Mini Cyclothon’ in the verdant Aarey Milk Colony in Goregaon. There were 85 participants from ages 9 to 70! All of them were there to assert their commitment for a better, greener tomorrow. And yes, there were the pedal hard cyclists too, who were rewarded for their prowess, with medals.
Volunteers from the ‘Art of Living’ foundation under the aegis of Sri Sri RaviShankar had set up a ‘Watering Station’ for the participants, where they gave away water and bananas to all the riders to help them on their way to finish riding the distance of 25kms.
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23 comments:

  1. That's terrific! I do hope that it makes a lot of difference. Wonderful post and great photos as always! Have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  2. What a wonderful event. We're seeing more bicycles, too, but the city governments need to get serious about providing safe bike lanes. In many areas it is simply too dangerous to ride a bike!

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  3. Sri Sri Ravishankar was recently here.

    Aloha from Waikiki


    Comfort Spiral

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  4. Wonderful. This is definitely need of the hour.

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  5. I think going green is a worthwile endevour and I wish that my state, and country in general, would do more to be green.

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  6. Good start... This kind of effort is what almost every city in India needs at present. Wish the trend catches on and more people shift to cycles and walking.

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  7. Very informative post !!
    We all go for G_R_E_E_N_

    :)
    :)

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  8. What a lovely idea....we definitely need more cyclists and less cars...

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  9. Back to basics that is what we human love to do. Then why we cut trees earlier that is a question. Anyways, nice initiative. I support.

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  10. It's a fabulous idea and great event. Good luck for all!
    Hugs
    Léia

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  11. Hurray for green movements... Lovely initiative.

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  12. The Go-Green movement is such a worthwhile event. And cycling in Mumbai (outside the monsoon) makes a lot of sense. The city is the right size for the humble two wheeler!

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  13. A great idea. Like to see the concept spread.

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  14. What a wonderful concept, especially in India. Thankfully, there, not everyone has cars. With your population, can you imagine what chaos that would create!

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  15. Nice shots!!Beautiful Collage of Pics !!

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  16. Beginning of a truly wonderful effort! Excellent collage here!

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  17. That's wonderful! The more "green" that happens around the world, the better! And, a lot of the efforts are great personal exercise, too!

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  18. A good initiative indeed. Very nice collage!

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  19. Alas, I fear that in this modern age cycling or walking is simply too slow. I think most of our troubles are born of always being in a hurry. Still, every bit that is done is a boon.

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