The Embassy of India and Makhzoumi Foundation jointly organized the celebration of World Bicycle Day on June 3, 2022. The event was organized at the Beirut Waterfront. The United Nations General Assembly declared June 3 as International World Bicycle Day in the year 2018. The resolution for World Bicycle Day recognizes “the uniqueness, longevity and versatility of the bicycle, which has been in use for two centuries, and that it is a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally friendly and sustainable means of transport.”
The event was supported by the Beirut Municipality, Makhzoumi Foundation, Solidere S.A.L. and Beirut by Bike.
Ambassador Dr. Suhel Ajaz Khan addressed the gathering and, in his address, thanked all the organizations who supported the event. Ambassador Dr. Khan conveyed his sincere gratitude to Beirut by Bike for providing bikes on this special occasion. Ambassador Dr. Khan reminded all participants about the benefits of riding bicycle. Ambassador Khan encouraged the participants to take part in all sports activities specially bicycle to keep fit and healthy.
Mrs. May Makhzoumi, President of the Makhzoumi Foundation in her speech told that the Makhzoumi Foundation has been celebrating the World Bicycle Day since its first year and this year, she and her Foundation was very much happy to collaborate with the Embassy. Mrs. Makhzoumi flagged off the bicycle ride. There were more than 70 people that took part in the event.
All participants from the Embassy and from the Foundation rode the bicycle enthusiastically. Ambassador Dr. Khan led the bicycle ride and conveyed the message of health is wealth.