Cycle Ride of the corporates
Cycle Ride of the corporates. Five-year-old Hari Charan Rao was the cynosure of all eyes. Losing an arm and a leg in a freak accident didn’t stop Hari from his dream of participating in the event.
With patriotic spirit and a zeal to do something for the country, over 2500 techies from various MNCs in the city, assembled at the GMC Balayogi Stadium on Sunday with their cycles. The occasion was the ‘Republic Day Ride 2014’ which was organised by the Atlanta Foundation. Considering the occasion, the ride and its programmes started off with the flag hoisting ceremony by AK Khan, director general, Anti-Corruption Bureau. The motive of the event was to raise funds for government schools.
The event witnessed an outburst of techies, of which a few brought along their families too for the ride. In the morning, the Signature Ride (100 km) was flagged off by Arunima Sinha, the first woman amputee to conquer Mount Everest. Renowned Tollywood star, Nandamuri Balakrishna, who is also the chairman of Indo-American Cancer Hospital, was present at the event. He said, “Cycling is one of the best forms of exercise. Until recently, it was a daily activity but now the people have lost touch with it. It is events like these, which will promote cycling among the youth.”