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Environment Day Rally 2016

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Date/Time: June 4th 2016, 7:30

Venue: Jawalakhel, Lalitpur

Title: World Environment Day 2016 Cycle Rally

Organizer: Ministry of Population and Environment

Supported by: Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, World Wildlife Fund Nepal (WWF Nepal), Cycle City Network Nepal (CCNN) and The Small Earth Nepal (SEN)

Theme: Go Wild for Life, Be a part of Environment Day

Event Summary:  A Cycle Rally was organized to Celebrate World Environment Day, 2016 and raise awareness regarding the environment by the Government of Nepal. The number of participants were more than 300. The rally started from Jawalakhel ground and the route progressed through Pulchowk – Thapathali – Tripureshwor – Sundhara – Bir Hospital – Kantipath – Kesharmahal – Kingsway – DurbarMarg – Ghantaghar  and ended at Nepal Tourism Board(NTB), Bhrikutimandap. Cycle City Network Nepal (CCNN) was responsible for rally management. With the help of 14 volunteers from CCNN the rally was a successful spectacle of green shirts moving across the city roads. Due to present degrading air condition of Kathmandu, organizer chose to host an eco – friendly cycle promoting event emanating the message to be in conjunction with the environment. Similarly, the event was in awareness to reduce air pollution and move towards a livable city.

Words: Samyak Shrestha

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Pictures: Dhasan Shrestha

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