Grameen Sneh Foundation organized “Cyclothon Delhi 2017 – Fight against Cancer Campaign” on 12th November 2017, Sunday (6:00 AM - 10:00 AM) from Yamuna Sports Complex to India gate in New Delhi.
The objective of Cyclothon Delhi 2017 was to spread cancer awareness campaign under the aegis of world breast cancer month with the central idea of eliminating this disease through early detection and awareness campaign.
In this Cyclothon, more than 300 cyclist, 100 cancer warriors, 150 NSS volunteers, 100 NCC cadets, 10 senior IAS/IPS officer has participated. Flag hosting ceremony has been done by Shri Rajiv Kumar, Secretary, Deptt of Financial Services, Govt of India; Shri Sanjeev Kumar, Additional Secretary (Health), Govt of India; Shri Deependra Pathak, Spl. Commissioner of Police, Delhi Police; Shri Gyanendra Tripathi, Joint Secretary, Govt of India; Shri D K Agrawal, Sr VP, PHDCCI, Delhi; Shri Saurabh Sanyal, Secretary General, PHDCCI, Delhi and many more eminent personality of Delhi.
Apart from this, there were two Rides, 3 KM - Hausla Ride for Cancer Survivors and 11 KM Champions Ride. Cyclothon was organised for the first time in such a grand and large manner in Delhi, through which more than 1 lakh people get benefited, enroute from Yamuna Sports Complex to India Gate lawn.
Route of Cyclothon Delhi 2017 :- Total 11 KM has been enjoyed by cyclist from Yamuna Sports Club Gate no.3A to India Gate Lawns (i.e. via Bharatendu Harish Chandra Marg, Karkari Mor, Karkarduma Metro Station, Preet Vihar Metro Station, Nirman Vihar Metro Station, Laxmi Nagar Metro Station, Vikash Marg, Indraprastha Marg, ITO, Via Tilak Marg to India Gate Lawns). Details of the route are given below:-
In this campaign, every cyclist carried messages about early detection of cancer, awareness, about Causes of Cancer (Carcinogens, Smoking and tobacco, Diet and physical activity, Radiation from Sun, Viruses and other types of infection), Types of Cancer (Breast Cancer, Lung Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Skin Cancer, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Sarcoma, CNS Cancer). More than 250 NSS and NCC Volunteers also carried cancer awareness messages (i.e: Positivity is the first step to defeat cancer, Fighting cancer has given an all together different meaning to my life.. ,Cancer is a goon, Fight it Head-on cause life is a boon, Dispel the darkness of cancer with your positive ray , Fight Cancer with Hope., We are stronger than Cancer. We will win over the evils of cancer etc..In this Cyclothon, PHDCCI, Delhi was associated as Industry partner, Design Aspect as Design partner; Max Hospital, Delhi as Hospital Partner, Vivekanand College as College partner and Events of India as Event partner. Apart from this organizations such as Raaggiri ; NCC ; NSS ; Indirapuram cycling club and many more organization supported and enthusiastically supported for this campaign.