How is India commemorating World Bicycle Day in 2022?

Safalta Expert Published by: Aryan Rana Updated Sat, 11 Jun 2022 11:57 PM IST

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On June 3, the world celebrates World Bicycle Day, which encourages people to ride bicycles. Bike is a simple yet effective means of transportation that allows people to engage in physical activities. It is commemorated by a variety of activities held across the globe on June 3.

On June 3, the world celebrates World Bicycle Day, which encourages people to ride bicycles. The importance of bicycles is highlighted on World Bicycle Day 2022, which shows how a simple yet effective means of transportation allows people to engage in physical activities most conveniently and easily possible. Bicycle Day is commemorated by a variety of activities held across the globe.

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World Bicycle Day 2022 highlights the benefits of bicycles and strives to encourage people to become more active through cycling. In India, Bicycle Day will be commemorated, with the Indian government planning several events to promote the usage of bicycles. Cycling has also been shown to be an effective strategy to meet prescribed activity levels, according to the World Health Organization.

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What is the date of World Bicycle Day?

Every year on June 3rd, World Bicycle Day promotes the use of bicycles as a sustainable means of transportation.

World Bicycle Day 2022

Every year on June 3rd, the world celebrates World Bicycle Day. The day was first commemorated in 2018 when the United Nations adopted a resolution during the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York in April.

193 member states signed a declaration declaring World Bicycle Day, encouraging them to include bicycles in international, regional, and subnational development programs.

The UNGA also recognized the bicycle's adaptability and longevity as an effective mode of transportation for over two centuries.

How is India commemorating World Bicycle Day?

Anurag Thakur, the Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports inaugurated a countrywide initiative to commemorate World Bicycle Day 2022 on June 3. From Major Dhyan Chand Stadium in Delhi, the government launched a nationwide cycle rally program.

1.29 lakh youth will pedal 9.68 lakh kilometres in a single day as part of the World Bicycle Day 2022 event. The program's goal is to raise public awareness of cycling and encourage individuals to take up the activity as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Union Minister of Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, and other ministers attended the ceremony.

5 points for India's nationwide bike rallying program

In a single day, 1.29 lakh youth cyclists would traverse a total distance of more than 9.58 lakh kilometres.

Cycle rallies will be held in the capitals of 35 states and union territories, as well as 75 famous locations across India, on World Bicycle Day 2022.

In India, World Bicycle Day is commemorated as part of the '[email protected], Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav'.

The government is also hosting four activities in conjunction with two renowned youth organizations, National Service Schemes (NSS) and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, to commemorate Bicycle Day (NYKS).

Cycle rallies will be held in 35 state and union territory capitals, 75 notable sites across the country, and all of the blocks on World Bicycle Day 2022.
 

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