Nagpur: The India Peace Centre and its partners celebrated the International Day of Peace in a unique way. With a belief that Peace is the only way in which approach towards sustainable efforts which would result in Sustainable peace, a Bicycle Rally was conducted.
The day started with a Peace Bicycle Rally. The rally was flagged off by Dr. Amit Samarth, international cyclist who is the first Indian to complete Race Across America challenge of 5000 kms ride, Jyoti Patel, the only female double Randonneur in Nagpur, Ekta Bhayia, India Runners Up, and the eminent Chartered Accountant and cyclist Dr. Tejinder Singh Rawal. 75 years old cyclist Dr. Bhupendra Arya also graced the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion Dr. Amit Samarth exhorted participants to adapt to cycling as a pollution-free and fitness oriented means of transport, and lauded the efforts of India Peace Centre in using bicycle as an instrument to spread the message of peace.
Dr. Tejinder Singh Rawal, Chartered Accountant, spoke about India Peace Centre and its various activities and informed that cycling rally would be an event that India Peace Centre would continue to organise every year. The event was supported by YMCA, Nagpur, Rotary Club of Nagpur Downtown and various other organisations. Kasta Dip, Director of IPC welcomed the guests, and informed that IPC will continue to hold the cycle rally every year.
Jugal Rayulu, Sulabha Chakraborty Adv Prakash Meghe, and Tarvinder Jhans were prominently present. Prominent cyclists and athletes, and people of all sections of the society participated. The youngest participant Ananya was an 8 years old girl while Dr. Arya was the oldest participant.
The rally startedat India Peace Centre, C. K. Naidu Marg, Civil Lines, Nagpur reassembled at Futala Lake, then proceeded to Ambazari, Shankar Nagar, Law College, Maharajbagh, Akashwani square and terminated at India Peace Centre. Certificate of participation was presented to all participants.
India Peace Centre and its partners ensured that through this Peace day the growing impact of conflicts should be stop at once where peace should reside the region and people should understand more about sustainable development and building peace for the generations. This is a step in supporting the world for peace and making a region developed. As India Peace Centre is more concern about peace among the religion, it is a challenging step to keep away the differences and to live in peace.
In support to peace India Peace Centre, YMCA Nagpur, Tirpude College of Social Work and Rotary Club Downtown Nagpur stood up with a slogan: “LOVE PEACE, LIVE PEACE” and will remain supportive for Sustainable Development and Peace in the region.