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JU VC flags off Cyclothon

JAMMU: P.N. Doshi Women's College, Mumbai in collaboration with the Directorate of Sports and Physical Education - University of Jammu today organized a magnanimous event 'CYCLOTHON' which was flagged-off by Prof. Manoj K. Dhar, Vice Chancellor Jammu University, who was the Chief Guest on the occasion along with Dr. Daud Iqbal Baba, Director, Directorate of Sports and Physical Education as a special guest.

Around 400 people including students, academia, dignitaries from both civil society and industry were present on the occasion.

Dr. Daud Iqbal Baba, Director, Directorate of Sports and Physical Education briefed about the event that the Govt. of India has started awareness campaign through Beti Bachao- Beti Padhao. This Cyclothon is organized on the same theme that 'Education is every Girl's Right, which will make our future bright.'

A team of 21 amateur enthusiastic girl cyclist is eager to set out an ambitious exploit of Cycling about 3700 Kilometers in 34 days from Jammu to Kanyakumari to propagate the message of girl's education.

By participating in a traditionally male dominated domain of adventure sports, these girls wish to take on the wheels and pedal their way to spread awareness about women empowerment through education. The journey started on 22nd November, 2019 from University of Jammu and will finish on 25th of December, 2019 at Kanyakumari.

While speaking on the occasion Prof. Dhar applauded the efforts put in by the staff of P.N. Doshi Women's College, Mumbai, Directorate of Sports and Physical Education, University of Jammu, Coaches, staff and students for their untiring contribution towards the successful organization of the event.

He congratulated the participants and organizers for their participation and organization of the such a humongous event and advised the participants to actively participate in such adventurous Sports activities for being physically fit and mentally tough.He also congratulated the cyclist for becoming ambassador of awareness of BetiBachao- BetiPadhao campaign initiated by Govt of India.

Prominent among others who were present were Dr. Asha Menon, Principal SPN Doshi College, Dr. S.Kumudhavalli, Director, SPN Doshi College, Abhay Khethni, Trustee, Piyush Avalani, Trustee, Gunwant Rachh and Sanjay Patel, Incharges of Cyclothon, Rajesh Sharma, Territory Manager, Rajesh Padha, Marathon runner, Vikas Karlopia, Ravish Vaid, Raj Kumar Bakshi, Gagan Kumar, P. D. Singh, Sanjay Verma, Sanjeev Sharma, and officers of BPCL, HPCL, FIREFOX, members of the civil society.

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