This 58-year-old man is cycling from Uttarakhand to save environment

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 27 Nov 2017 09:40:42


By Dheeraj Fartode,

Bhupinder Singh Mehra setting an example of love for mother earth

A 58-year-old man is on bicycle tour across north-central-west India since 40 days. His reason for being on the road is indeed unique as he spreading message of saving the environment for future generations. He reached Nagpur from Madhya Pradesh on Friday and going to Mumbai via Yeotmal, Latur and Pune on bicycle.

Talking to The Hitavada, Bhupinder Singh Mehra, a resident of Dadayal Suyal village near Haldwani town in Nanital district of Uttarkhand said that spreading the message of saving environment for future generations and promoting
‘Clean India Campaign’ are the reason behind the journey.
Mehra started his journey on October 16 from Dehradun in Uttarakhand. He had toured 14 districts of Uttar Pradesh. Later, he entered Madhya Pradesh and reached Nagpur. In Nagpur, Mehra met Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Special Branch, Nilesh Bharne, Collector Sachin Kurve and informed them about his mission.

Bhupinder Singh said that he realised importance of environment after 2013’s cloudburst in Uttarakhand that had caused devastating floods and landslides. I witnessed deaths of thousands of persons during the natural calamity. After reading newspapers and interaction with friends, I realised importance of environment. Since then, my heart was telling me to do something to save the environment and the journey begins with whatever resources were available with me.

Every person needs to understand importance of environment as climate change is already having effects on ecosystem. This is the right time to wake up and stop save our environment, said Bhupinder with firmness.
When I visit a village during the tour and I discuss importance of environment to villagers especially youngsters and also motivate them for ‘Clean India Campaign’, he said. This gives me great pleasure that encourages my willpower for cycling with luggage of 20 kgs, said Bhupinder with immense pride.