Cyclothon organised in Kohima to promote a healthy lifestyle
Dimapur, Dec. 21 (EMN): Kohima Smart City and the Kohima Municipal Council (KMC), in collaboration with the Department of Youth Resources and Sports, organised a cyclotron in Kohima town on December 21.
An update from Kohima Smart City CEO Kovi Meyase stated that the cyclothon is part of series of activities under the aegis of Fit India Movement under the ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to promote fitness and healthy lifestyles across the country. The event was flagged off at Razhu Point via D-Block and culminated outside the KMC/ KSCDL Office.
It stated that with the campaigns like Fit India and the Cycles for Change Challenge under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Kohima city is witnessing an increase in cyclists and reports of higher sales of bicycles despite of the general perception that cycling is not feasible in hilly places.
It added that there is a need for carving out dedicated bicycle lanes in the city making it safe for all ages to cycle. In this regard, it stated that the Kohima Smart City is undertaking surveys and pilot interventions to encourage cycling in the city and identifying corridors to develop dedicated cycle lanes.