Over 1000 cyclists participated in a peace cycling ride yesterday morning in Myeik Town, Taninthayi Region.
The aim of the event was to raise awareness about peace among the public in Taninthayi Region, and to understand the work of the State level Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC-S).
At the event, Pado Bee Lae, deputy chair (1) of Taninthayi Region JMC-S, delivered an opening speech, after which Colonel Kyaw Zeya, Minister of Security and Border Affairs of the Taninthayi Region Government, explained the
purpose of holding the cycling event.
Deputy chair (1) of Taninthayi Region JMC-S and officials then opened the event by cutting the ceremonial ribbons, and head of Myeik District Sport and Physical Education Department U Zaw Zaw Htut started the cycling by blowing the starting whistle.
The cycling route was some 18 miles and began at the Myoma sport stadium in Myeik, continuing through the pre-designated downtown roads and ending at Myoma sport stadium.
Deputy Chair (1) of Taninthayi Region JMC-S and members presented five bicycles, helmets and accessories to participating cyclists during a draw.
Under the supervision of Taninthayi Region JMC-S, the cycling event was jointly organized by Myeik District Sport and Physical Education Committee and Myeik Amateur Bicycle Committee (MABC).
Khaing Htoo (Myeik/IPRD)