Thousands of participants from all walks of life including officials from various Ministries and the Oil Industry, Sports personalities today participated the Cyclothon event, first of its kind organized under the banner of Saksham Cyclothon.
Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan flagged off the event from Kalinga Stadium.
While flagging off the occasion at Kalinga stadium, the priest said that advantages of cycling were not just restricted to secure the earth or monitor fuel yet it additionally conveyed gigantic wellbeing and wellness profits.
Pradhan engaged every one of the nationals to participate in the development for preserving the limited oil assets through rehearsing straightforward, effortlessly implementable ways and utilizing oil-based goods in cooking, transport, farming, and enterprises.
In light of the separation to be secured, the Cyclothon highlighted three classifications Saksham Elite Race (Men 33 km/ladies 22 km), and Saksham Green Ride (11km) from Kalinga Stadium to Khandagiri by means of Jaydev Vihar Chhak and back to Kalinga Stadium in a similar course.
Cyclist Rajesh from Tamil Nadu won a money prize of Rs 1.25 lakh and Rutuja of Maharastra won Rs 1.0 Lakh in Odisha’s head Cyclothon here today.