TRIO ON MISSION

Do you love cycling? If yes, then it’s not only a excellent sport for you but also an indirect support to our environment. Turning it on!!! Cycling is not only good for your body, joints and overall health, but is also a duty that we do to save our mother Nature. In today fast moving world, air pollution is major concern for all. Our young generation today is not able to breath fresh air; the carbon footprint is increasing day by day. The continuous emission of CO2 from various sources into the atmosphere is adding up to an ecological imbalance and the which we drive is just one of them. Suppose, each time a person chooses to ride a bicycle over driving a car or riding a bike will certainly  cut down on some amount of CO2 emission leading to control a very small percentage in the air pollution, which would eventually grow percentage wise and benefit our community. In case the more people pedal and the less they drive, we can indirectly contribute to  building a healthy nature and better future. In major countries, traffic is currently the main source of air & noise pollution in populated metro cities, and which results in disruptive sleep patterns, increases stress, anxiety and ruins the quality of our life.

If we take up cycling and give up on motor travelling, we would help ourselves in many ways. Moreover, Cycling has many health benefits such as building endurance, power, strengthening muscle, developing stamina and improving overall health. It is a really fun-filled way to get fit – compared to other physical activities that are confined to places with limited timings. Cycling can be done any time and anywhere in the world. It increases your cardiovascular fitness adding strength and flexibility. It also reduces anxiety and depression to some extent. So let’s take initiative to “Pedal more & live more”

Last month from 14 February to 11 March three men from Mumbai, chose to pedal a distance of almost more than 2100 k, the Idea was to start from “Wagah Border’ Amritsar and cycle all the way to ‘Powai” in Mumbai and creating environmental awareness to reduce CARBON FOOT PRINT and inspire localities on the way to take up cycling as a hobby and promote it. The mission was named as “TRIO from Wagah To Mumbai 2100 km”.  The Trio was led by Mr. Jugal Kishore Sharma, (68 years) a retired Civil Engineer from BMC, who had already covered a similar track on cycle but from Mumbai to Amritsar lat year during June, 2nd companion Mr. Rajesh Sharma (52 years), who is a marine engineer and the 3rd companion Mr. Raj Mhatre (42 years), a professional cyclist who holds several records and titles of championship for cycling from the Raigad district. All of them chose a cycle route to raise attention towards the rising pollution level affecting the youth of our country. They were also encouraged by the public through their mission to adopt cycling in their daily routine to stay fit and healthy reducing carbon Foot Print. During their journey, they have covered five states — Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra.

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Mr. Raj Mahatre (L), Mr.Jugal Kishore Sharma (C) and Mr.Rajesh Sharma (R)

Mr. Rajesh Sharma mentioned that nowadays, if you just pass by a bus stop in the morning you will find mothers & school going children covering their face with a mask to protect themselves from pollution, how pity is the scenario to a traveler sitting in the car with his car AC on and the young generation covering their faces with mask!!! Its high time to control the damage already done. So, people should come ahead and promote cycling to work, office, college & school. The concept of One Person One car should be stopped immediately!!! People should promote pedaling from all aspects of commuting.

Mr. Jugal Kishore Sharma took second such a trip last year in April; it was self sponsored trip. He said we want to create awareness of the benefits of cycling and need to control use of motor vehicles to save the environment. He also has a message to the youngsters and public. Youngsters should take up cycling a a part of their routine and public should respect and promote cyclists by giving them way to ride cycles during the traffic hours. Lastly, he has taken a mission that would keep planning such missions and promote cycling on different lines and tracks across the country.

Mr. Raj Mhatre, cyclist (Raigad District) said that he had almost spent his life cycling and holds major titles of championship from Raigad district. He was contacted by Mr. Jugal Kishore Sharma to participate in the Mission to cycle from Wagha to Mumbai. Raj Mhatre agreed from the very word “Go” it was a splendid journey of 25 days, where not only local people, but even local media supported them to amplify this cause. Raj Mhatre has a message for all the youngsters and children to promote cycling and reduce the carbon footprint! contributing our role to mother earth to help us survive and give a best future and better world 🙂

LIVE HEALTHY, THINK BETTER.

Inspiration : Learning For Life!!!


I use to see her every morning at 6:30am from my balcony doing yoga with her husband and reading books for him in the park. One fine morning I introduce myself and my husband to her. She had one in a million smile to win the hearts of many. A versatile personality in her eighties, wife of retired Squarden leader from Air Force.

Then for a while I got busy with my work and we relocated at a different place. Where l could not hear any thing from her for almost 2 years.

This holi in 2016 I met her again in some common friends gathering, I asked her, where is uncle….she told me he passed away last year…I felt sad to know that.!!! I took a long pause and kept quiet for a while.. then I asked her how does she pass her time now…and the reply was really inspiring which shook me from toe to head, she said that she has enrolled for two diploma courses and taking care of uncle’s books that he had written and the paper work left behind, I was impressed! I didn’t had words to express my feeling about the courageous emotion that she just displayed through her glittering eye. A real inspiration for youngsters to follow. She proved that age is no bar at all if one wants to learn at any point of time! All you need is some inspiration, and even I believe this strongly !!!

Learning is a continuous process and the true learner always looks avenues to learn from anybody and everybody. There is no bar on learners age or the age of the teacher. People learn from their success, achievements and failure. Learning is possible at every stage of life.

A young child can teach you something which you may have not learnt till now. Similarly, every old and poor man can teach you something very new and important.

No matter what your age is you can always start learning something.

Nowadays we have access to so much information through our computers, internets, websites that it is really easy to learn new stuff. So it’s good to keep learning lifelong.
Lifelong learning is about creating and maintaining positive attitude to learn both for personal and professional development. Lifelong learning can enhance our understanding of the world around us. It also help us to improve quality of our life.
There are many benefits of lifelong learning like it keep us involved as active contributor to society. Lifelong learning help us to adapt change, it increase our wisdom. It create a curious mind and leads to enriching and self fulfilment. It help us to make world better place.
And last but not the least it gives us courage to LIVE & Let Live !!!

No one enjoy loneliness. And through lifelong learning older people make new friends and establish valuable relationship. Keeping your mind open and inviting new and innovative ideas to flow in is the best medicine for long life.

So, I feel one should keep on adding to their knowledge for betterment of society and for self growth & development 🙂