Voter awareness rally on Dec 8 in Shimla

Tribune News Service

Shimla, december 2

A cycle rally 'Cycling for Democracy and Well-being' to create awareness on voting among the youth would be organised on December 8 at The Ridge by the Election Commission of India (ECI). The event would be held in association with the Cycling Association of Himachal Pradesh (CAHP) and under technical assistance from Himalayan Adventure Sports and Tourism Promotion Association (HASTPA).

The two-hour rally would be flagged off by Governor Rajender Vishwanath Arlekar from the historic Ridge ground. The race would be held for boys and girls in three categories ndash; U-16 (junior), U-23 (youth) and above-23 (elite). The cash prize in all categories would be Rs 17,500 each.

The race would start from The Ridge and then proceed to Potters Hill where the riders would be timed in a competitive leg in their respective categories .The total distance of the race would be 20 km, in which 8 km would be a competitive leg around Potters Hill. The aim of the rally is to create awareness about the importance of voting and well-being of the people, especially the youth of the state.

Mohit Sood, secretary, CAHP, said they were happy to be part of the initiative of the Election Commission to encourage the youth to participate in the democracy by exercising their right to franchise.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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