Chandigarh, April 21, 2011: Today, on the eve of ‘World Earth Day’, volunteers of YUVSATTA, Earth Day Network, Department of Environment, Chandigarh Administration & Sparrow Eco-Club of Moti Ram Arya Sr. Sec. Model School, organized the 6th INTER-SCHOOL BICYCLE GAMES, at Moti Ram Arya Sr. Sec. Model School, Sector 27 A, Chandigarh. Santosh Kumar, IFS, Conservator of Forests & Director, Department of Environment, Chandigarh Administration was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Over 500 students from 20 different prominent School of the city participated.
Giving information about the initiative Pramod Sharma, Coordinator, Yuvsatta informed that to promote culture of cycling and cause of green environment they annually organize these most involving and fun generating bicycle games like Slow Cycling, Zigzag Race, Largest Team on a Bike, Exchanging Balls while Cycling, Decorate your Bike Contest etc.Addressing the students Santosh Kumar said that on this Earth Day youngsters should pledge to adopt Cycle as a mode of transport, which not only promotes healthy life-style but also responsible behaviour. He said promoting the culture of cycling is a sustainable alternative to global crisis of unprecedented rise in day temperature, number of accidental deaths, hard-hitting pollution levels, cases of road-rage, parking woes, degrading health of people and unmanageable increase in global fuel prices.
Based on overall performance of their participants Govt. Model Sr. Sec. School, Sector 21 A was declared overall winner of the contest and Sri Aurobindo School of Integral Education and Moti Ram Arya Sr. Sec. Model School got the second position and third position respectively.
Individual students who won various prizes includes; Slow Cycling: 1st Prize – in Junior boys Abhishek of GMSSS, Sector 21A, in Junior girls-1st Prize Raunak Kaur of Sri Aurobindo School. 1st Prize – in Senior boys Mandeep Singh & in Senior girls-1st Prize Shivani, both of SGGS Collegiate Public School, Sector 26. Zig-zag race: 1st Prize – in Junior boys Kamaldeep of Govt. Model Se. Sec. School, Sector 38 W, in Junior girls-1st Prize Anchal of GMSSS-21 A. 1st Prize – in Sr. boys Gaurav of Moti Ram Arya Sr. Sec. Public School & in Sr. girls-1st Prize Japleen of The Millennium School, Sector 67. Picking balls: 1st Prize – Ankit Pal of GMHS, Sector 22 in girls-1st Prize was bagged by Aditi Joshi of Sri Aurobindo School. Exchanging balls: 1st Prize – Team of Hardeep & Sagar of MRA Sr. Sec. Model School & in girls-1st Prize Team went to Deepti & Pooja of GMSSS-21A. Decorate your bike contest: 1st Prize (boys) –Kumal Goyal of New Public School & in girls 1st Prize was bagged by Bansuri of Sri Aurobindo School. Largest team on a bike contest: 1st Prize both in boys and girls category was bagged by students on a single bicycle from GMSSS-21 A.
Later Shankutla Mahajan, Director of the MRA Sr. Sec. Model School presented a vote of thanks.