One of Kashmir’s emerging athletes, Manan Hassan Wani, who is better known as a solo cyclist, today chose to run from Sopore to Srinagar to mark the celebration of Earth Day, an annual international event organized in the entire world for creating awareness about environmental sustainability and the green future of planet earth.
The event was organized by the South Asian Voluntary Association of Environmentalists (SAVAE), an organization which focuses on environmental policy in South Asia.
Wani started the run at 7:00 am from the apple Town of Sopore in North Kashmir and completed the 50km distance between Sopore and Srinagar in four and a half hours.
He was received at Srinagar outside the Hajj House in Bemina here by the founder of SAVAE, Bilal Ahmad Pandow and his colleagues at SAVAE.
Later, a memento and certificate of appreciation was presented to Wani by senior environmental journalist, Athar Parvaiz, who was the guest of honour for the event.