Wednesday 27 April 2016

World Heritage Day Ride to Madras High Court & Fourth Anniversary Celebration

To commemorate the World Heritage Day and Cycling Yogis 4th Anniversary a ride was organised on Sunday, 17th April 2016. The ride started from Probikers located in OMR Road at 5.30 am and finished at Seafarers Club venue for the 4th Anniversary Celebration next to Madras Port Trust Administrative office in Rajaji Salai by 6.45 am. Around 80 Cyclists including men and women from different age groups participated in the ride. The highlight during the ride being another group of 20 school children from KRM Public School led by their Principal joined us at Seafarers Club incidentally their ride started from the school at Perambur.

The Seafarers Club operating at the present location since 1962 was constituted at an initial grant by the Joint War Charity Committee, first on a rented building it was opened by the then Governor of Madras on 20.04.1945. Later Indian government leased the land which was reclaimed from the sea and the present building which came up was inaugurated in 1962. Thus our 4th Anniversary Celebration at this 63 years old building became a preferred destination.

Special edition My Stamp

During the anniverasry celebration a special edition my stamp of veteran bicycle dealer Mr.Bala Sundaram of Balaji Cycles, Saidapet was released by the chief guest Mr.Enarasu Karunesan CEO Adani Ports India. The program included presentation of Cycling Yogis Annual Report for the year 2015-2016 and distribution of momentos to our sponsors and supporters. After a sumptuous breakfast and group photo session the celebration was followed by an heritage tour of the nearby Madras High Court Campus.

Group Picture @ Seafarers Club

The Madras High Court Heritage tour was conducted by Mr.N.L.Rajah  a senior advocate and member of the Madras High Court Heritage Committee. The heritage walk inside the court campus traced the history of  Madras High Court buildings an exuberant example of Indo Saracenic Architecture, visit to the magnificent court halls each unique from one another, the old Lighthouse erected between 1838-44, significance on the statues of eminent men located in the court premises, brief history of the court systems and about sensational cases. After completion of the heritage tour at the High Court a Swatch Bharath pledge was taken by the participants at the ASI property Tomb of David Yale and Joseph Hymners at Law College located in the same compound and one of its kind heritage ride came to an end.

Group Picture @ Madras High Court

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