One of those initiatives which are really making a difference in the lives of people.
After plastic, paper and clothes, it is the turn of the humble cycle to be recycled in a bid to empower poor and needy children.
Two Bangaloreans have been collecting unused and/or old cycles from across the city and repairing them before donating them to needy children.
The duo — Pradeep V V, a co-founder of Mapunity.in, and Mayank Rungta, a software professional with Juniper Network India Pvt Ltd, set up the Ride A Cycle Foundation after reading of a similar initiative elsewhere. Pradeep says, “Last year, I came across a story about a doctor couple in Mumbai who would go around the city collecting old cycles and repairing them before distributing them among the needy. Their project is called the Bicycle Project.