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Lifestyle Environment 27 Sep 2018 Pedalling for change

Pedalling for change

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | RESHMI CHAKRAVORTY
Published Sep 27, 2018, 7:16 am IST
Updated Sep 27, 2018, 7:16 am IST
38-year-old Bengaluru-based investment banker Sachin Deva is cycling his way down India to spread awareness about pollution.
Sachin Deva, who had cycled from Delhi to Bengaluru last year and then from Bengaluru to Kanyakumari, started his journey from Leh on September 7 and reached Hyderabad recently.
 Sachin Deva, who had cycled from Delhi to Bengaluru last year and then from Bengaluru to Kanyakumari, started his journey from Leh on September 7 and reached Hyderabad recently.

When everyone is going all out against pollution and doing their best to bring in a change in the environment, a Bengaluru-based investment banker is cycling from the highest motorable peak in the world —Khardungla (in Leh), which is situated at 18,350 feet to Kanyakumari down south, covering 4,000 km in an attempt to spread awareness about pollution.

Sachin Deva, who had cycled from Delhi to Bengaluru last year and then from Bengaluru to Kanyakumari, started his journey from Leh on September 7 and reached Hyderabad recently. He is presently on his way to Ananthapur before he reaches his final destination, Kanyakumari.

 

Elaborating on his journey, the 38-year-old says, “I am doing this for a cause. I want to bring about a change in the society so that people start using healthier ways of commuting every day, which will in turn reduce pollution and traffic. People always crib about these problems but seldom take the initiative to change their surroundings. When I started commuting to work on a cycle three years ago, a few of my colleagues were also inspired and joined me. So I decided to expand my horizons and thus, this cycling campaign fell into place.”

 

Sachin quit his job as VP of one of the biggest multinational banks in Bengaluru and decided to follow his passion for the cause of better living. “Hope this campaign is a success. If everything goes fine, then I should reach Kanyakumari in another four days time,” he concludes.

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