NEW DELHI: Jointly led cyclothon by World Vision India (WVI), a humanitarian organization working for child protection and The Bhopal School of Social Sciences (BSSS) concluded at the Delhi School of Social Work, University Road, Delhi today.
The cyclothon was organized to raise awareness on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), energy conservation and energy efficient lifestyle and health. This initiative has helped to reach out to more than 15000 people from all walks of life.
The 15-member cyclist’s team started from Bhopal on the 17th of January and covered 774 km across Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi in the last seven days. The cyclists are part of a cycling club-The Pedal Club, an initiative of the Department of Physical Education, Bhopal School of Social Sciences.
These cyclists organized nukkad-nataks (street Theatre) and conducted awareness programmes across seventeen localities during their cycling journey. The members of the club also interacted with government and administrative officials during this tour and shared a coffee table book on WASH compiled by World Vision India.
The coffee table book lists integrated community-based solutions on WASH in schools. The initiative was also supported by partners like Federal Bank, Wild Cats and Abhinav Homes Builder.