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LFI organises bicycle rally on pollution control

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By EMN Updated: Jun 08, 2019 1:27 am
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Students of Livingstone Foundation International pose for a photograph before the bicycle rally was flagged off at Thahekhu village gate on June 6.

Dimapur, June 7 (EMN): To generate public awareness on the burning issue of pollution and its detrimental effects, Livingstone Foundation International (LFI) organised a bicycle rally on pollution control on the theme ‘Our environment, our concern’ on June 6.

Altogether 57 cyclists from Grades VI to XII participated in the bicycle rally from the school’s main gate at Thahekhu Block-5 to Clock Tower junction and Nyamo Lotha Road. It culminated at Dhobinala junction.

The bicycle rally was flagged off by Jatila Jamir, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Zone-I, Dimapur. She expressed gratitude to the school administration for organising the event to raise awareness on environmental pollution among the public and students in particular.

She was optimistic about the future of bicycles playing a major role in boosting people’s health and in curbing pollution to a great extent.

Chairman of Livingstone Foundation International, Dr. Andrew Ahoto, highlighted on the serious and detrimental effects of pollution which has resulted in global warming and in turn resulted in climate change, degeneration of health and other effects on a global scale. Citing examples of developed nations around the world, he said that a majority of people in such countries use bicycles on a regular basis thus helping in establishing a healthy environment, boosting physical health and conserving natural resources.

He wished that more people including school and college students start using bicycles to commute as it would contribute in lowering the harmful effects of global warming. He was wary of the traffic situation in India, especially in Nagaland, where majority of the people do not adhere to traffic rules and regulations thus endangering the lives of the public.

He was of the opinion that the public need to be disciplined while driving on the streets and follow the traffic rules strictly. He further expressed optimism that the bicycle rally would go a long way in inculcating a positive mindset among the public towards the menace of environmental pollution as well as the physical and mental health benefits of people through cycling.

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By EMN Updated: Jun 08, 2019 1:27:49 am