Pedalling for a Clean India

A bicycle rally with 75 ­participants ­covering a ­distance of 200 km from Coimbatore to Kochi, ­organised by RID 3201, was flagged off by the Coimbatore ­Corporation ­Commissioner Dr K ­Vijayakarthikeyan in the presence of District Governor A V Pathy, RPIC ­Rajadurai Michael and District ­Secretary Chella Raghavendran. The event titled Pedal for Clean India ­campaigned for ­maintaining ­cleanliness besides ­promoting ­Rotary’s public image, as part of Rotary Day celebration.

DG A Venkatachalapathy (third from right) cheering the participants as Corporation Commissioner Dr K Vijayakarthikeyan flags off the event.
DG A Venkatachalapathy (third from right) cheering the participants as Corporation Commissioner Dr K Vijayakarthikeyan flags off the event.

Rotarians, Rotaractors, Annetts and jawans from the 105 RAF Battalion cycled their way through Palghat, Ottapalam, Wadakenchery, Thrissur, Irinjalakuda and Chalakudy to touch the finish line at the ­Nedumbaserry Airport in Kochi the next evening. The valedictory, hosted by RC Angamaly, was presided by PDG Sunil Zacharia.

Around the same time First Lady Veena Pathy flagged off a Walkathon for 300 participants to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and the World Polio Day (Oct 24).

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