​I Am Kolkata Announced the 41st West Bengal State Cycling Championship in Association with Argo Events, CNG & Kolkata Society for Cultural Heritage 


News Desk, News Nation 360 : In an effort to promote green sport and environment conservation in  Kolkata, I am Kolkata, a CSR arm of Merlin Group has joined hands with Argo, CNG and Kolkata Society For Cultural  Heritage to present the 41st West Bengal State Cycling Championship in Kolkata, under the aegis of Cycling Federation of India, the national Cycling Regulatory body. The championship will be held on 2nd January in the year 2022 in New Town. Flag off of the championship will be held at Merlin Rise site near Rajarhat 6  Lane and prize distribution also will be held at the Project site of  Merlin Rise on the same day. This initiative is supported by the United Nations Sustainable Goal mission, Last date for participation is 31st December 2021. Interested cycle enthusiasts can call 9830071716 to participate and visit watch Argo Cycling Team Facebook and Instagram page. The event adheres to the sustainable goals mission of the  United Nations. United Nations has also endorsed this initiative with UN’s sustainable Goal mission as the championship adheres to all five key goals of the United Nations namely : Goal 5 :  Gender equality, Goal 11 : Sustainable cities and communications, Goal 13 : Climate action, Goal 15 : Life on Land and Goal 17 : This project of I Am Kolkata to support the state cycling championship will promote cycling as a soaring sport in West Bengal. I Am Kolkata also undertook this initiative to promote green and sustainable transportation as the cycle is a green vehicle with zero pollution. The promotion

of cycling will help us to save the environment as well as a result. It also gives a platform to the rural women to participate in the championship as a measure of sustainable transport. State Govt provided cycles to the school going girls under Sabooj Sathi Project coined by Hon’ble CM. The championship created a different segment for them as well as girls are participating from all over Bengal by pedalling those cycles. 41st state cycling championship also has created a separate segment under the state cycling championship for the girls under the Sabooj Sathi scheme to popularize this means of transport thus empowering them and saving the environment from further air pollution. I Am Kolkata has also embarked on this initiative as regular cycling helps protect people from serious diseases such as stroke, heart attack, depression, diabetes, obesity and arthritis.  In a way, this is a healthy way of living for the people in this century. So far over 160 cycling enthusiasts from across the state have already registered for this competition. I Am Kolkata from Merlin Group is co-presenting the championship with Argo Event and CNG to promote this green sport under its CSR initiative category in collaboration with Kolkata Society For  Cultural Heritage, under the aegis of Cycling Federation of India, the national regulatory body of cycling.  The Championship shall also host 45+ underprivileged cyclists under the Indian Cycle category providing an equal platform for the talents to prevail.  Announcing the state cycling championship, Saket Mohta, founder of I Am Kolkata and MD of Merlin said that they need to provide serious thought over developing a healthy way of living, especially in this age of increasing pollution, and the attack of the pandemic. They at I am Kolkata feel that cycling is a new mantra for creating a sustainable city as it reduces pollution and saves the environment. Promoting a sustainable city is the need of the hour for all of us. In fact, 72 countries resolved to promote this green transport in the recently concluded COP26 seminar of the United Nations in Glasgow. They at I am Kolkata pledge to create the city of joy as a sustainable city as well.

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Report : Anustup Kundu