The state government will distribute 12.50 lakh bicycles among students studying in class IX in state-run, aided, sponsored schools and madrassas under the Sabuj Sathi scheme. The cycles have started arriving and will be distributed among the students who are studying in class IX in 2023.
Hero Cycles has launched a kids’ bicycle range including Hero Sprint Jimmy and Hero Sprint Jordan collections, with retrofitted new-design anti-bacterial handle grips to keep the children safe while they are cycling.
Subsequently, they have added the Hero X Doraemon range to the portfolio to offer them more choice, especially with the most loved animated character ever.
Besides the Anti-Pinch braking system, the bikes sport PH-free saddles and are designed in accordance with EU standards. The sleek, clean designs of the three bike range also ensure children have a quiet, smooth ride.
Commenting on their rapidly growing portfolio of children’s bikes, Pankaj M Munjal, Chairman, and Managing Director, HMC, a Hero Motors Company, says, “COVID-19 and the ensuing pandemic had initially forced us all to stay at home; gradually we have understood we need to live with the virus, albeit as safely as possible. With that thought foremost in mind and the fact that children have become the softest targets in this global fallout, Hero Cycles has worked hard to find ways to help them hang on to their childhoods.”
“Cycling is the most effective and convenient way to stay healthy and active while adhering to social distancing norms. It’s popular among children since it is fun and among their parents, since it’s the safest mode of transportation for kids; that it also protects the environment is an added bonus. Cycling offers all riders various health benefits such as improved cardiovascular health, stronger bones, better arthritis therapy, and weight loss. So, if we can build a cycling culture among children and adults, we are actually contributing to building a healthy nation,” added Mr. Munjal.