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Cycling Event to mark 150th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi

Posted on: June 03, 2019 | Back | Print

Embassy of India

Baku

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Press Release

 

Cycling Event to mark 150th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi

 

          The 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of Indian freedom struggle and an apostle of peace, is being celebrated across the world from 02 October 2018-02 October, 2019.  As part of these on-going celebrations, Embassy of India, Baku, in association with Icherisheher Administration of State Historical-Architectural Reserve and Baku Seaside Boulevard Office, organized a Cycling Event on 03 June 2019 on the occasion of the World Bicycle Day from the Double Gate of the historic Old City of Baku to the sprawling Baku Seaside Boulevard. 

          Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador of India, Mr. B. Vanlalvawna, reminded us how cycling can be a sustainable transport for urban mobility and to protect our environment.  The cycling event, which was jointly flagged off by Ambassador B.Vanlalvawna, and Mr. Rufat Guliyev, MP, was attended by over 75 cyclists from different walks of life, including cyclists from the Azerbaijan Cycling Federation, officials of Internal Security Services, students, businessmen and members of the civil society.

          As part of the on-going celebrations, the Embassy of India is also organizing a Tree Planting drive on 5th June 2019 from 11 AM at Friendship Park, Salyan Highway, in which 150 trees will be planted.

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