Dharmendra Pradhan takes part in cyclothon to promote fuel conservation

ANI | Updated: Jan 21, 2018 16:20 IST

Indore (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Jan 21 (ANI): Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday congratulated Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) for a successful Saksham Cyclothon in Indore asserting that it has set a good example for fuel conservation.

"Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) and Indore Cycle Association organised a mega cyclothon. More than 30,000 people participated in it. Today's cyclothon set a good example of fuel conservation," saidPradhan who was present at Saksham Cyclothon.

Earlier in the day, Pradhan flagged off the Cyclothon and said, "Heartiest congratulations to the city of Indore for hosting the world's largest cyclothon. Indore has left an indeliable mark in the global map in its efforts in reducing city's pollution & contributing towards a healthier future for our generations to come."

He added that Saksham Cyclothon is driven by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's clarion call to citizens to not use petrol or diesel for at least once a week and adopt healthier ways of commuting.

Pradhan further said, "Indore has created another Green Revolution today. People from all walks of life have painted the city green in their initiative to pedal for the larger cause of reducing our carbon footprints and our commitment to COP21.An inspiration for the entire nation." (ANI)