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Ghaziabad: CISF organises cycle rally to promote Swachh Bharat mission

Around 800 cyclists and 200 runners participated in the event. The rally was flagged off by OP Singh, director general of CISF at 7.15 am. Cyclists created awareness on cleanliness and urged people to dispose of garbage properly.

noida Updated: Jul 29, 2017 22:19 IST
Sohil Sehran
Sohil Sehran
Hindustan Times
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The cyclists comprised 500 school students, their parents, CISF personnel and their families.

To promote Swachh Bharat among the people, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) organised a walk and a cycle rally at the campus of the 5th Reserve Battalion in Indirapuram area of Ghaziabad on Saturday.

Around 800 cyclists and 200 runners participated in the event. The rally was flagged off by OP Singh, director general of CISF at 7.15 am. Cyclists created awareness on cleanliness and urged people to dispose of garbage properly.

The cyclists comprised 500 school students, their parents, CISF personnel and their families. They cycled up to the Swarna Jayanti Park, a distance of seven kilometres.

At the park, a ‘nukkad naatak’ on the theme of Swachh Bharat was also held. During the rally, banners, pamphlets, goodie bags, badges and other articles to support the campaign were displayed and distributed.

Singh said, “The combined effort of students and CISF personnel will leave an impression in the memory of residents of the township for a long period and motivate them to uphold the values of Swachh Bharat.”

He also said that in the mission to keep India clean, CISF has already planted one million trees through its units. Similar drives to promote Swachh Bharat and Healthy Bharat are being carried out by CISF across the India, he said.

First Published: Jul 29, 2017 22:19 IST