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Eight Ongole students join UGC-sponsored tour

Eco-friendly: Students on a UGC-sponsored cycle expedition in Ongole on Wednesday.
Eco-friendly: Students on a UGC-sponsored cycle expedition in Ongole on Wednesday.

Eight students of the Acharya Nagarjuna University Ongole campus on Wednesday joined a 700-km University Grant Commission-sponsored cycle expedition to Bangalore.

Flagging off the expedition, ANU PG Centre Special Officer G Rajamohan underscored the need for minimising the use of motor vehicles which were fast depleting non-renewable fossil fuels.

Ongole MP M Srinivasulu Reddy lauded the students for taking a nice campaign to protect the environment.

The 30-member team propagated the message “ride a cycle to lead a healthier life and reduce pollution.”

The cyclists, including three MBA students and five M.A. Social work students said they would ride about 65 km each day and reach Bangalore on September 27.

The ANU students who began the campaign from Vijayawada on September 19 said, “There has been a good response to our campaign from students and others.”

“Cycling is one of the best to reduce blood pressure and waistline too, they said.”


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