With the national capital all set to host the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday appealed to Delhiites to come forward and help municipal bodies in keeping the city clean.

“A green Delhi can only be created if we have a clean Delhi. The municipal bodies are doing their work but the public should also support them. People should keep their city clean like they keep their homes,” Ms. Dikshit said at a cycle rally organised here to promote the mega sports event.

The 2010 Commonwealth Games will be held from October 3 to 14.

Around 500 students of different schools participated in the rally, which started from Khajuri Chowk and concluded at Vir Bhumi, covering a distance of around 35 kilometres.

Appreciating the ‘Green Delhi Cycle Rally 2010’ organised by Al-Qalam Foundation, Ms. Dikshit said, “I congratulate Al-Qalam for the initiative. The movement has been started and I hope to see it’s successful completion.”

“These kinds of rallies, organised and participated by young people, leaves an indelible mark on the minds of the public,” the Chief Minister said.

Also present on the occasion were Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways RPN Singh and Delhi Education and Transport Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely.

“Our effort is to appreciate non-motorised vehicles as much as we can. It is beneficial for both environment as well as humans,” Mr. Lovely said.

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