Jamshedpur, Feb. 10: Ravi Shankar Shukla, IAS, DC Jamshedpur, flagged off Saksham Fit India Walkathon from Sacred Heart Convent School, Jamshedpur on Sunday, February 9. More than 1200 participants walked their way round Tata Steel Zoological Park for over 2 Km before finishing at Jubilee Park Gate.
The walkathon was organised by GAIL (India) Limited as a part of an awakening campaign, “Saksham 2020” (Sanrakshan Kshamta Mahotsav 2020), an initiative of the Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) under the aegis of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
The objective of this walkathon was to create awareness amongst the people about fuel conservation, environment protection and to promote walking as a means of commute for short distances, which will not only help save fuel but will also aid the creation of a cleaner, greener and healthier environment.
Speaking on the occasion Ravishankar Shukla, IAS, DC Jamshedpur, said “It is the small initiatives that counts. At an individual level, when every citizen begins to contribute to the larger good, change is possible. Walking should become that first step to making a difference. While commuting shorter distances, if a citizen opts to walk they are benefited multifold: from attaining fitness goals to improving mental health, from conserving fuel to reducing the carbon footprint, there’s so much that just one decision to give up using motorized vehicles and take up walking can do.”