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On World Bicycle Day, India announces donation of 15,000 bicycles to Madagascar

Posted on: June 03, 2022 | Back | Print

Embassy of India, Antananarivo 
Press Release 

On World Bicycle Day, India announces donation of 15,000 bicycles to Madagascar 

World Bicycle Day 2022  was celebrated by the Embassy of India in Antananarivo, Madagascar on 3 June 2022 in partnership with over a dozen bicycle clubs in Madagascar. 

A bicycle ride was organized on this occasion in which over 60 bicyclists from various bicycle clubs in Madagascar  participated along with the representatives of the government of Madagascar to highlight the importance of cycling for a healthy and environment friendly lifestyle. 

On this occasion the bicyclists also participated in a Yoga session in preparations to the celebration of 8th International Yoga Day in Madagascar on 21st June. 

Ambassador Abhay Kumar led the bicycle ride from the lake Marais Masay to his residence in Antananarivo and highlighted the importance of World Bicycle Day and advised everyone to take up bicycling to save the environment and promote their physical well being. 

Ambassador Abhay Kumar also announced that Government of India will be donating 15000 bicycles to the Government of Madagascar soon. This will lead to more cycle users in Madagascar. 

Ambassador also encouraged the enthusiastic bicyclists to join the Embassy in the celebrations of International Day of Yoga which will be celebrated soon in Madagascar and Comoros on 21 June 2022.