To Commemorate the birth centenary of MIAF Arjan Singh DFC, and to mark the ‘World Bicycle Day’’, HQ SWAC conducted a cycling event on 03 Jun 19. The event was aimed at promoting the bicycle as an means of affordable and eco friendly means of transportation which strengthens physical and mental health, and develops a culture of cycling in society. A team of more than fifty personnel of HQ SWAC cycled around Gandhinagar for over 21 km.
MIAF was a keen sportsman and strived to promote sports amongst armed forces personnel throughout his illustrious career spanning nearly eight decades.
Air Marshal HS Arora, AVSM ADC, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, South Western Air Command, Gandhinagar flagged off the Cycling Team at Vayu Shakti Nagar.
He exhorted that cycling is fun, healthy, exciting and is eco friendly mean of transportation. The Air Marshal also stressed on the multiple benefits of cycling like simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally suitable for climate.
He also stressed upon the awareness in the air warriors about cycling as the best possible way to keep themselves fit and ready to face any challenge put in front of them. The event was organised at every station of SWAC at the same time to spread the message effectively.