Cycle Brigades and its declared mission of making an environment-friendly and healthy ride is a role model for Kerala, said Tourism Minister, Kadakampalli Surendran while announcing The Cycle Brigade Program and inaugurating the cycle distribution at Calicut Girls Higher Secondary School.
1000 NSS volunteers have been recruited as brigades for the promotion of cycle use.
The minister promised all his support for this venture. He also said that in this new age where life style diseases including cancer are increasing, such environment friendly vehicles should be promoted. Cycling should be turned into a new generation sports activity and thus a generation of healthy and active population should be brought up.
As part of the Cycle Smile Program, the minister distributed cycles for poor children, who dream of having cycles, with the help of sponsors. 10 reusable cycles were repaired in the Cycle Clinic and distributed. District Panchayat president Babu Parasseri pesided over the function, Calicut Cycle Carnival Gen. Convener K. T. A. Nasar gave the welcome speech, District Panchayat Education Standing Committee Chairman Mukkam Muhammed, RT Mission Coordinator Sreelakshmi, Grand Cycle challenge president Prakash P Gopinath, Higher Secondary NSS coordinator S. Sreejith, Calicut Girls HSS Principal M Abdu, North City Cluster Coordinator MK Faisal participated in the program.