“Pedal for Peace is not just a race, but a foundation for peace, prosperity and brotherhood is being laid through it. When 400-500 youth cycle together, then they just not only compete together but also become messengers of peace, prosperity and brotherhood”, Lieutenant Governor of Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha said during the “Pedal for Peace” award ceremony at Police Golf Course in Srinagar.
Sinha observed that peace, prosperity, and empowerment of youth of J&K are the prime objectives of holding such events in addition to promoting team spirit among the youth and helping in building their character.
“Such events provide a solid platform for the youth to channelize their energy towards productive and constructive activities,” he said.
More than 500 cyclists participated in the event, organized by the Jammu and Kashmir Police. The event was divided in four categories: sub-junior, junior, senior, and veteran. The participants cycled with great enthusiasm, covering a distance of 24 kilometres, passing through various locations of Srinagar city.
Lt Governor Sinha appreciated the J&K Police for holding youth-centric programs to engage them in constructive activities and adopting innovative measures in promoting sports and cultural activities in J&K by organizing many Civic Action Programme activities.
“J&K Police is organizing various innovative events for spreading the message of peace with peoples’ participation. I am proud of the Jawans of J&K Police and it’s officers who are making relentless efforts for the overall welfare of the people”, Sinha said.
“The union territory government is taking comprehensive measures for the development of sports infrastructure by ensuring modern sports infrastructure and providing an appropriate platform to give necessary exposure to the local players at national and International level,” he added.
He further informed that the Jammu and Kashmir administration has taken some important decisions related to the Career Progression of the J&K Police personnel and in the future too, “the government would take all the requisite measures for the welfare of J&K Police Jawans and their family members”.
“I can assure you that I am committed to provide each and every citizen of Jammu and Kashmir and their family members, the best possible benefits and facilities,” he asserted.
The Lt Governor urged the youth of J&K to participate in such events with great enthusiasm, showcasing the immense potential and play their role in the development of J&K.
Pedal for Peace Cycle Race is a part of a series of events organized by the J&K Police to motivate the youth to take up sports and spread awareness among them regarding drug addiction and against other unlawful activities.