Consumer VOICE organized Cyclothon (Cycle Rally) event on January 7, 2017 on the occasion of Road Safety Week in January(11 Jan-17 Jan 2017) at Nehru Park, Neeti Marg Parking Area ,Chanakyapuri, New Delhi in association with Delhi Traffic Police.
The main objective of the event is to create awareness on road safety aspects among masses and also to make citizens aware about their duties towards road safety in India and for strong road safety law which will help in averting countless avoidable deaths due to road accidents.
The theme of the Cyclothon was 'Child Safety and Safer Roads -Every Life Counts'.
The "Cyclothon" was flagged off by Shri Satyender Jain, Hon'ble Transport and Health Minister, Delhi Govt. The event also marked the presence of Shri Jagwinder Singh, Paraolympic cyclist and more than 100 cyclists.
Abhay Damle, (IRS)-Joint Secretary, Transport, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, and senior officers from Delhi Traffic Police were also present at the event.
The event was organised with support from Cycling for Environment.
In the inaugural speech Hon'ble Transport Minister appreciated the programme and requested people to respect road users and called for strong laws for road safety.Para-olympian cyclist champion Jagwinder Singh also joined the event and appreciated the efforts and emphasized the need for having more such events to promote road safety among citizens.
The event was attended by cyclists, students, athletes, consumer organisations,media and senior citizens who came forward to support the cause of Road Safety and Child Safety.
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