Bhubaneswar: Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Young Indians are hosting a mega cyclothon event ‘Tour de Ekamra’ on Sunday at Bhubaneswar’s Kalinga Stadium. The event will be organized under the aegis of Odisha Tourism along with the partnership of The Juggernauts. It will kick-start at 6 am.
The event is scheduled to open with the welcome address of Gourav Chawla, Yi Chair Bhubaneswar Chapter and Managing Director of OPULENT by Haryana Handloom. IAS Sachin Ramchandra Jadhav, Director and Additional Secretary of the state’s Department of Tourism will then deliver the theme address. Among the other prominent personalities to grace the event will be Vishal K. Dev, Principal Secretary, Department of Tourism and Department of Sports and Youth Services, Rajya Sabha MP Amar Patnaik, Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi, Minister of Tourism and Culture for the Odisha government, Capt. Dibya Sankar Mishra, Minister of Home, Energy, Industries, MSMEs and Ruma Dey, Chief General Manager of the SBI. Later Siddharth Garg, Yi Co-Chair Bhubaneswar Chapter and Managing Director of Capital Ford will give the vote of thanks.
Tour de Ekamra Cyclothon is being organized as a part of the ‘Odisha by Road’ campaign of the Odisha Tourism. Apart from building a thriving ecosystem for sports in Odisha, this initiative aims at raising global consciousness about the depleting non-renewable resources among the people in the state by encouraging cycling which is a crucial means of fitness.
So, if you are willing to participate in the mega cyclothon event tomorrow, registrations are open.