200 students rally to conserve oil
CHANDIGARH: Hindustan Petroleum, Yuvsatta, Peace Club of Government Model High School-22, New Public School and Moti Ram Arya Sr Sec School, Chandigarh, organised a bicycle rally from Parade Ground to Sukhna Lake on Monday.
Santosh Kumar, director Department of Environment, flagged off the rally that was organised to promote the concept of green living and oil conservation on Martyrdom Day of Mahatma Gandhi.
About 200 schoolchildren on bicycles carrying placards of 'Oil Conservation' participated in the rally. Giving information about the initiative, MP Rane of Hindustan Petroleum said the oil industry undertakes such initiatives to emphasise the importance of conservation of petroleum products and environment protection. Addressing the students, Santosh Kumar
■ said each cyclist leads to one less vehicle, less noise and more parking space. Besides, cycling is healthy, enjoyable and economical. The rally ended at Sukhna Lake with a quiz on oil conservation where Pramod Sharma, Yuvsatta coordinator honoured the winners.
Students of different city schools at a bicycle rally to spread the message of green living and oil conservation near Sector-17 Plaza in Chandigarh on Monday.