Tezu youth bicycle for peace and environment
Tezu, 4 June: A group of young people from Tezu town in Arunachal Pradesh rode bicycle for the cause of peace and environment on 3 June 2022.
Marking the World Bicycle Day, a group of 10 young people cycled for 20 kilometres from Tezu town to Demwe in Lohit district to campaign for peace in the world, in India and in Arunachal Pradesh and to spread awareness on the preservation and protection of environment.
Speaking at the start of the cycling, Aaron Yun, the leader of the group and a law graduate said, “There is this visible environment of hate everywhere. We ride today to create an environment peace and campaign for the promotion and protection of environment”.
The ride started from Krick and Bourry Memorial School and concluded at the main market area in Tezu town.
“We are glad to join the rest of the world on this World Bicycle Day and we are happy that we rode for a purpose”, said Ronica Mepo, a bicycle enthusiast. “We need peace. The world needs peace now more than ever. The war between Russia and Ukraine has reached 100th day today and there is no end in sight. We hope and pray that an atmosphere of love and peace comes to exist among the humanity all over the world soon”.
The bicycle ride for peace is part of the three-day event organised by the Youth Association of St. Peter’s Parish Church, Tezu, to mark the double celebrations of World Bicycle Day and World Environment Day.
The youth have planned a massive plantation and cleanliness drive around the town to mark the World Environment Day on Sunday.
With the youth spearheading the cause of peace and the protection of environment, there is hope for better days to come, said Father Thomas Mani, the Parish Priest at the end of the drive.