Mangaluru: Speaking to Mangalorean.com over the phone, Ganesh Nayak-Founder member of Mangalore Bicycle Club said, “Mangalore Bicycle Club has initiated a nationwide cycle ride on March 6, 2016 to pay our tribute to Indian Defence. This is conducted in collaboration with various cycle clubs across India. This is a small gesture from our side to the Indian Defence, who are the force behind ensuring peace and stability in our country”.
“Through this ride on March 6th, we are stressing on the significance of Indian Defence in our day today lives and urging all citizens to pay respect to the sacrifices these men make for our nation. This idea crossed our minds post meeting a few army men at various occasions. They somehow feel that the fellow countrymen are not so concerned about what they do. This ride is an opportunity for all of us to give them a feeling that we all do care for them”.
“We have drafted a letter to be signed by all participants of the ride, which respective clubs will send to the President of India, the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces once the ride is concluded. A copy of the letter attached for your reference. We will be inviting a few ex-Armed Forces Men to join us at the flagging off point. Please do join and support this initiative”added Nayak. .
Details of Ride is as follows:
Date- March 6th
Time: 7 am
Flag off point: Prakash offset behind Mangalore Passport office
Ride distance: 30 KM
For more details call : 8095506377 (Ganesh Nayak); 9686582440 (Dony Menezes)