Published On : Sun, Jan 26th, 2014

Biggest Cycle Rally wheels city on map of India with outstanding, record-breaking feat

The Cycle Rally, organized by jointly by Maitree Parivar Sanshta and Yuva Jhep Pratishthan under the auspices of Tarun Bharat, witnessed ecstatic and patriotic youths from every corner of the city marching towards Tarun Bharat on their cycles shouting high-pitched slogans “Bharat Mata Ki Jai.” “Vande Mataram.” The Cycle Rally, aimed at spreading “Save Fuel, Save Environment” message, was flagged off by Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar from Tarun Bharat office in Ramdaspeth.

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Nagpur News: “All roads led to Tarun Bharat on Saturday the 25th January.” The day turned historic, memorable and wheeled Nagpur on the map of India with an outstanding and record-breaking feat.

The biggest Cycle Rally ever on cool and pleasant Saturday morning made the Orange City proud as all national records were left behind by the wheels of more than 12,000 cycle riders including kids, young boys and girls, women and men, and of course the elder citizens. The Cycle Rally, organized by jointly by Maitree Parivar Sanshta and Yuva Jhep Pratishthan under the auspices of Tarun Bharat, witnessed ecstatic and patriotic youths from every corner of the city marching towards Tarun Bharat on their cycles shouting high-pitched slogans “Bharat Mata Ki Jai.” “Vande Mataram.”

The Cycle Rally, aimed at spreading “Save Fuel, Save Environment” message, was flagged off by Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar from Tarun Bharat office in Ramdaspeth. Other dignitaries present on the occasion include Food and Civil Supplies Minister Anil Deshmukh, Datta Meghe, MP, Mayor Anil Sole, MLAs Sudhakar Deshmukh, Krishna Khopde, former MP Banwarilal Purohit, Congress City President Jaiprakash Gupta, Opposition Leader in NMC Vikas Thakre, Social Worker Umesh Chaube, MNS leader Hemant Gadkari, President of Tarun Bharat Dr Vilas Dangre, Managing Director Vishwas Pathak, Executive Editor Gajanan Nimdeo, Maitree Parivar Sanstha’s Chandu Pendke, Yuva Jhep Pratishthan’s Sandeep Joshi, Principal Sharad Suryavanshi, and other dignitaries.

Earlier, the atmosphere went patriotic with Prahar Military School’s band was welcoming the dignitaries and participants with tuneful beats. The patriotic songs aired from dais were pouring nationalism and the participants and spectators were equally accompanying with “Bharat Mata Ki Jai,” “Vande Mataram.”

At the outset, Femina Miss India Runner-up Lopamudra Raut administered the oath of Environment Protection to those who were present on the occasion. The National Anthem followed oath taking and then Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Anil Deshmukh, Mayor Anil Sole, Opposition Leader in NMC Vikas Thakre and others flagged of the Cycle Rally.

The Jawans of Indian Air Force (IAF), led by Ravi Prakash, were in the forefront of the Cycle Rally. A youth with giant Tricolour in his hands, beautiful Lopamudra Raut in an open Jeep, renowned singer Anirudh Joshi were following the IAF Jawans. And they all were followed by a sea of cyclists, excited but disciplined.

The attractions of the biggest Cycle Rally ever were noted chef Vishnu Manohar, Devendra Malamkar with tallest cycle than others, Sarjerao Galpat in the attires of Subhashchandra Bose, Ramesh Bahal with shortest height, Rajan Hebib, Ganesh Jaiswal, Adv Vijay Deshpande all holding Save Environment banners, 90-year old Tryambak alias Aaba Kaore, elderly Ramendra Chatterjee, Varkaris, students of Navyug School on cycles with different messages, other thousands of cyclists dotting the 8-kilometer route.

cycle rally10Other dignitaries present on the occasion include BJP’s Organising Secretary Ravindra Bhusari, former MLA Ramesh Bang, Director of Shri Narkesari Prakashan Sanstha Udaybhaskar Nair, Anil Patki, Sameer Gautam, Sameer Bakre, RSS Mahanagar Sanghchalak Dr Dilip Gupta, B C Bhartia, A K Gandhi, Girish Vyas, Colonel Sunil Deshpande, Ashfaq Sheikh, Dr Sanjay Choudhary, Purti’s Managing Director Sudhir Diwe, Director of NEERI Dr Satish Vate, noted Tabla Player Sachin Dhomne, Prabhakar Joshi, ZP Sports Officer Vijay Santan, Salil Deshmukh, Principal Dr Babanrao Taywade, Pramod Pendke, Sudhakar Kohale, Secretary of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Smarak Samiti Sadanand Fulzele, Adv Vishwas Bakshi, Bhanudas Kulkarni, Vishwas Indurkar, Dr Dande and other personalities from various fields.

SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS:

• New World Record.

• 8-kilometer route.

• 22 different zones.

• Participation by 88 schools.

• 118 Traffic Volunteers.

• 760 Volunteers.

• Team of 78 Doctors.

• 10 Ambulances.

• Cooperation of 110 Home Guards.

• Active help of 156 RPTS trainees.

• 56 Water booths.

• 34 First Aid Booths.

• Five Bands.

• Thousands of citizens along the routes.