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    Published On : Wed, May 14th, 2014

    When they saddled up for a cause!

    Members, Saddle up team, NagpurNagpur Today.

    Getwell Hospital and cycling group ‘Saddles Up Guys’ organized a unique ride on the eve of World Asthma Day on May 11.The ride to create awareness about asthma and promote cycling as a green mode of transport was flagged off by NEERI director Dr SatishR Wate.

    The ride was unique in the sense that for the first time in the history of Nagpur, and possibly even Vidarbha, all riders were wearing cycling helmets, cycling jerseys and cycling gloves. All riders were members of ‘Saddle Up Guys’ that promotes safe riding in full cycling gear.

    Speaking before the flag-off, Getwell Director and consultant lungs specialist Dr.RajeshSwarnakar said environmental pollution wasa major trigger for asthma attacks which could at times be fatal.He said cycling ensured a healthy body and pollution-free environment. Dr Swarnakar said asthma could be controlled with correct treatment and asthmatics could lead a normal life without limitation to physical activity.

    Ride participants included asthma patients and they completed the 25-km ride in the same time as other riders.

    NEERI director Dr Watesaid cycling reduced carbon footprint and one and all should take it up. He was all praise for ‘Saddle Up Guys’ to promote cycling as a regular activity and congratulated the group and Getwell Hospital for taking up this activity.

    Dr AbhiramParanjpe, also a director at Getwell Hospital, proposed a vote of thanks.

    Riding their way to various locations in Nagpur

    Riding their way to various locations in Nagpur

     

    Riding their way to various locations in Nagpur.

    Riding their way to various locations in Nagpur.

     

    Sunita Dhote

    Sunita Dhote

     

    Swati Lohe

    Swati Lohe

     

    The Saddle up team!

    The Saddle up team!

     

    Dr Rajesh Swarnakar

    Dr Rajesh Swarnakar

     

    Pankaj Sonkusre

    Pankaj Sonkusre

     

    Members, Saddle up team, Nagpur.

    Members, Saddle up team, Nagpur.

     

    Aaditya Pande

    Aaditya Pande

     

    Aalok Amist

    Aalok Amist

     

    Angad Bhatti

    Angad Bhatti

     

    Annirudh Raich

    Annirudh Raich

     

    Raunak Renu

    Raunak Renu

     

    Raj Mahadik

    Raj Mahadik

     

    Chetan Thakur

    Chetan Thakur

     

    Kuldeep Lohe

    Kuldeep Lohe

     

    Mahesh Gorle

    Mahesh Gorle

     

    NEERI Director Satish Wate

    NEERI Director Satish Wate

     

    On their marks!

    On their marks!

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