Times Dehradun Cyclothon – 2016

The Cyclothon a non-competitive charity event was organised in Dehradun by Times of India and supported by SJA Alumni Association.

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The day turned out to be the most auspicious one as the Rain God chose the day to shower its blessings upon the city…

The Venue of Cyclothon flag off- Big Field St. Joseph’s Academy was buzzing in spite of rain showers people of all age groups thronged the venue, enthusiasm, eagerness and fervour clearly visible.
Overwhelming response from the Dehradun city, brought nearly a thousand cyclists who supported the Cyclothon carnival by TOI and supported by SJA AA to help create an awareness about global warming on Sunday February 2016, from Alumni, cycling groups, Gentleman Cadets, to senior citizens and young students all joined with full strength to cycle and cheer the cycling revolution created in the city. The traffic police, the local police force and Waste Warriors provided a safe and good green environment for the cyclists.

The event was flagged off by GOC Maj. Gen. Sabharwal and Principal SJA Brother Dennis Joseph. Over 25 awards were presented by GOC Maj. Gen. Sabharwal, Honourable Sports Minister Shri Dinesh Aggarwal and other dignitaries to the cyclists in different categories.

For years, “Think Globally, Act Locally” has been a mantra of the environmentally minded people. Perhaps no activity embodies this spirit better than cycling. Cycling is great for short trips and produces no carbon emissions. The TOI and SJA AA by way of cyclothon aimed to spread awareness about renewable energy and how we can fight Climate Change together.

The Managing Committee thanks The Federal Bank Limited team not only for sponsoring the event but also for participating in the event to make it huge success. And also all other sponsors who supported the cause as without their support the Cycling event, fitness and green environment message will not get far.

SJA Love to all…

Warm Regards,

Praveen Chandhok
SJA Alumni Association