Nirmal Barman

Published:
2018-06-03 07:30:56 BdST

World Bicycle Day being celebrated Sunday


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The first official World Bicycle Day is being celebrated on Sunday in Bangladesh and elsewhere across the globe to create awareness about multiple societal and health benefits of using the bicycle for transport and leisure.

On April 12, 2018, the United National’s General Assembly declared June 3 as the World Bicycle Day acknowledging the uniqueness, longevity and versatility of the bicycle, which has been in use for two centuries, and that it is a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transportation, fostering environmental stewardship and health.

According to the UN, the bicycle is a symbol of sustainable transportation and conveys a positive message to foster sustainable consumption and production, and has a positive impact on climate.

Bangladesh Cycle Lane Bastabayan Parishad (BCLBP) has taken various programmes, including cycle rally and doa and ifar party, at TSC of the Dhaka University to mark the day.

It will bring out a colorful bicycle rally at the TSC at 3:30pm.

President of Bangladesh Volleyball Federation Atiqul Islam will inaugurate that rally.

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