World Bicycle Day 2022

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Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur launched a nationwide program of cycle rallies from Major Dhyan Chand Stadium in Delhi on 3rd June on the occasion of World Cycle Day.

  • The Nehru Yuva Kendra Sanghatan of the Union Youth Affairs Ministry is organising this  program. 

  • Under this programme, 1.29 lakh youth will cover a distance of 9.68 lakh km by bicycle in a day.

  • The purpose of this program is to create awareness about cycling among people so that people can include cycling in their daily routine for fitness.

  • Through this initiative, 1.29 lakh young cyclists will cover a total distance of more than 9.68 lakh km in a single day.

  • Cycle rallies will be taken out in the capital of 35 states and union territories of the country and at 75 important places across the country.

  • Cycling and Climate Change

  • The benefits of cycling include a clean and carbon free environment, affordability and physical fitness. 

  • Amidst the increasing global warming and the adverse effects of climate change, the positive role of cycling in meeting the short distance needs of people cannot be emphasised enough.

  • Carbon emissions and greenhouse gases (GHWs) released by automobiles play a major role in warming the planet and causing sea level rise leading to massive floods and other disasters around the world.

  • World Bicycle Day and its significance 

  • The United Nations General Assembly declared 3 June as World Bicycle Day.

  • The day is the result of Leszek Sibilski's campaign to recognize World Bicycle Day and the support of Turkmenistan and 56 other countries.

  • World Bicycle Day focuses on drawing attention to the benefits of using the bicycle as a simple, clean, economical and environmentally friendly sustainable means of transport.

  • The bicycle is a tool that helps contribute to a cleaner environment by making education, health care and other social services accessible to the most vulnerable populations.

  • The day is now being associated with the promotion of a healthy lifestyle for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

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