A cycle ride to celebrate Children’s Day was organized for the students of Don Bosco School, Guwahati on 14th November 2021. More than 60 students of the school from classes 5th to 12th enthusiastically took part in the ride. The ride started at 06:30 AM from the school campus and the students cycled for a distance of approximately 5 km through Fancy Bazar, Machkhowa and Panbazar before ending at the school campus again.
After the ride, an interactive session cum open quiz on Road Safety and Traffic rules was organized amongst the students. All the students were provided with participation certificates along with some light refreshments.
With rising pollution, congestion levels, and declining air quality in the city there is an urgent need to promote active mobility like cycling for a cleaner and healthier future. “Children are the best ambassadors of healthy practices and this needs to be inculcated early on in their lives”, as emphasized by Father SEBASTIAN MATHEW principal of the school. Everyone should be responsible and accountable towards mother nature hence needs to practice & promote actions to protect for building a better future underlined by Sabah Ahmed, a senior faculty of the school and coordinator of the event.
Arshel Akhter the Bicycle Mayor of Guwahati administered the pledge for road safety and healthy mobility practices by obeying traffic rules and respecting fellow commuters amongst the students.
The program was a first-of-its-kind initiative by an institution organized and managed by Guwahati Active Mobility Forum along with Pedal for a Change and the Bicycle Mayor of Guwahati.