Cyclists Pedal to mark ‘World Health Day’ organized by Taj Cycle Co
Mangaluru: The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO). In 1948, the WHO held the First World Health Assembly, where it was decided to celebrate 7 April of each year, with effect from 1950, as the World Health Day. The World Health Day is held to mark WHO’s founding, and is seen as an opportunity by the organization to draw worldwide attention to a subject of major importance to global health each year. World Health Day is acknowledged by various governments and non-governmental organizations with interests in public health issues, who also organize activities and highlight their support in media reports, such as the Global Health Council. World Health Day is one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by WHO, along with World Tuberculosis Day, World Immunization Week, World Malaria Day, World No Tobacco Day, World Blood Donor Day, World Hepatitis Day, and World AIDS Day.
And here in Mangaluru, to mark “World Health Day” well in advance, Taj Cycle Company along with Elite Event Solutions and Forum Fiza Mall organized a 5 Kms ‘Cycle Rally’ to commemorate ‘ World Health Day’ on Sunday, 3 April 2016. While many of the citizens were still in bed, some snoring, some cuddling with their partners- but a few hundred of citizens, both young and old got up early and assembled at the starting point of the rally between 5.30 am -6.30 am. In the absence of DC AB Ibrahim who was the chief guest to flag-off, the rally at 6.30 am, the organizers requested a senior-most Cyclist Ashoka Vardhana to do the flag-off, along with the proprietor of Jyoti Cycle Co, SM Muthalib; CEO of Elite Event Solutions-Rajesh; and Kadri East Traffic Police Circle Inspector.
The Rally commencing from Lady-Hill proceeded through MG Road, KS Rao Road, Maidan road and culminated at Forum Fiza mall. All the participants were presented with a certificate and a medal, followed by a high-breakfast. The team “Trip Tronics” comprising of dare-devil bicycle riders showcased a range of jaw-dropping stunts that left the cheering crowd baying for more. Enthusiastic Cycle lovers and bicycle stunt lovers from the city and nearby areas thronged the venue to witness the breathtaking stunts performed these bunch of expert and talented stunt-youth. This street act involved the participation of the crowd, which kept them entertained and excited.
The main goals of the World Health Day 2016 campaign will be to: Increase awareness about the rise in diabetes, and its staggering burden and consequences, in particular in low-and-middle-income countries; Trigger a set of specific, effective and affordable actions to tackle diabetes. These will include steps to prevent diabetes and diagnose, treat and care for people with diabetes; and Launch the first Global report on diabetes, which will describe the burden and consequences of diabetes and advocate for stronger health systems to ensure improved surveillance, enhanced prevention, and more effective management of diabetes.
And this ‘Cycle Rally’ was a perfect way to mark ‘World Health Day’- To be fit and healthy you need to be physically active. Regular physical activity, including cycling, can help protect you from serious diseases such as obesity, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, diabetes, and arthritis. Riding your bicycle regularly is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of health problems associated with a sedentary lifestyle. Cycling is a healthy, low-impact exercise that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from young children to older adults. It is also fun, cheap and good for the environment. Riding to work or the shops are one of the most time-efficient ways to combine regular exercise with your everyday routine. An estimated one billion people ride bicycles every day – for transport, recreation, and sport.
And to buy your favorite brand of bicycle you can visit any of the four showrooms of Taj Cycle Company which was started in 1927, by Late S.M Ismail, who were the pioneers in cycles business in Mangaluru. Presently under the able leadership of S.M. Muthalib ( Proprietor), Taj Cycle Company has become one of the leading wholesaler and retailer of Cycles in Mangaluru. With more than four decades of experience in Cycle Business, Muthalib is very reliable and forward thinking leader with excellent leadership skills. Today Taj Cycle Company owns four branches in and around Mangaluru. Under his guidelines and management, the entire Cycle divisions operate and supplies to many cities and districts of Karnataka.
They carry cycle brands like Kross Cycles, Atlas Cycles , Bsa / Hercules, Avon Cycles ,Fuji ,Schnell ,Ut bikes, Scott, Fomas and Focus Cycles, and are also distributors for Fitness Equipment, Infant products,Tricycles, Cycle Spares and Accessories. One of the best fitness equipment centers where you can buy Treadmills in Mangaluru is at Taj Cycle Company. Taj Cycle Company is well-known for its supply of various products at a very reasonable price. So what are you waiting for? Visit one of their four stores and take away treadmill to your home. For more details call :0824 242 6821; Mob: 988 6986 265