Sunday, 02 October 2022 | PNS | DEHRADUN
Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari flagged off the Mumbai – Dehradun bicycle rally started by environmentalist Anil Prakash Joshi from Raj Bhawan in Mumbai on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on Sunday.
The governor also released the poster of the bicycle rally and felicitated the 15 young members of the cycling expedition. The bicycle rally titled ‘Pragati Se Prakriti Tak’ will traverse the distance of 2000 kilometres and travel through seven states during a period of 40 days.
Speaking on the occasion the Governor said India can show the world the path to harmony between development and environment. He said every Shanti Mantra recited during the Vedic period spoke of harmony with the earth, water, fire and other elements.
The founder of Himalayan Environmental Studies and Conservation Organisation (HESCO), Anil Prakash Joshi said that the world needs to seriously introspect why newer and deadly cyclones are emanating and why a global pandemic like COVID 19 broke out. He stated that Gross Environment Product and not Gross Domestic Product should become the measure of development.
Well known film personalities Himani Shivpuri, Hemant Pandey, Indian Idol season 12 winner Pawandeep Rajan and business leader Anant Singhania were among those present on the occasion.