Minister Shyam cycles for fuel conservation campaign


Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 23, 2018: Manipur minister for consumer affairs, food and public distribution on Friday cycled along with participants at the Cyclothon-Fuel Conservation Campaign that was flagged off at Hotel Imphal.

The cyclothon was organised with the ‘ultimate’ objective to promote a sense of fuel conservation in the minds of the civilians and to create health awareness by using cycles in our daily practical lives.

Renowned 23 years old cyclist Rohen Philem was among other cyclists and youths in the rally.

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The cyclothon mission focuses on ride for pride and inclusive growth for children and the youths. It also projects on dual importance of balancing life on wheels by saving fuel and economy on one hand and improving health on the other.

The function was organized by Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.

Shyam was felicitated during the function as the cyclothon campaign completes one year of its operation.

Uttiya Bhattacharyya, CGM, Indian Oil AOD state office; Prof.Sinam Rajendra Singh, national vice-president, Bharat Vikash Parishad and Sinam Ibungoton Singh, deputy general manager(RS) and state level coordinator were present as president and guests of honour respectively .

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Shyam also released a “Joint Hands” CD for the Indian Oil Channel Partners.

The main route of the cycle rally comprises of Assembly Road, the road passing through the Thangmeiband Traffic Island and then heading over to Khuyathong road.

It continued from PWD Office upto the western side of Kangla Fort to enter into the traffic island of governor’s compound andnd returned at the starting point.

Shyam highlighted that if the citizens of the country (of around 125 crores population) are able to abide by the instructions of the cyclothon by cycling at least one day per week , the country will able to achieve the target of fuel conservation, economic savings, pollution control in our environment and health benefits.

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“Let’s make Manipur the number one state in the ranking of cyclists population in the entire country,” he said.


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