Promoting cycling and adventure as a way of living, Yadavindra Public School, Patiala held a flag-off ceremony for a Cycling Expedition. The expedition will have 14 students and two teachers; Mr.Parminderjeet Singh and Mr.Preetjot Singh for this cycling expedition. The Flag-off Ceremony was held on the bright sunny morning of March 23 at assembly area of the school. Mr.Amarjot Singh Gill (former Director General of Central Reserve Police Force), who is Member, Board of Governors, YPS; flagged off the adventurous Cycling Expedition. “YPS has always been a pioneer in sports and adventures and is observing its Platinum Anniversary this year, a number of events are being planned to send students to explore, learn and widen their horizon. This expedition is one of such activities that will inculcate sports and hard work in a student’s life. I compliment all the participants of this expedition”, said Amarjot Singh Gill. After the flag-off the cyclists started off their journey towards their first destination i.e. YPS, Mohali, where they will take a halt till next morning. The next day, they will move uphill towards Pinegrove School, Dharampur. On March 25, they will set off for their journey towards the Lawrence School, Sanawar and Bishop Cotton School, Shimla. The very next morning, with their adventure spirit intact, these cyclists will conquer the steep and narrow roads of hills and reach Military School, Chail. Excited to showcase their adventurous spirit YPS cyclists will go to Army Public School, Dagshai next morning. After visiting all these schools, they will start their journey back home. Enroute they will make halts at Saint John’s School and YPS, Mohali and then visit their nearest neighbour, Punjab Public School, Nabha to end the expedition on March 31. The student participants of the cycling expedition are: Amitoj Singh, Jungsher Singh Dhaliwal, Preetinder Singh, Tajman Singh, Fatehraj Pratap Singh, Udayraj Partap Singh, Aadil Saluja, Naunidh Marya, Himantpal Singh Toor, Kanwar Uday Pannu, Manav Bansal, Tarish Gupta, Khushjinder Singh and Arshdeep Singh. “The idea is to commemorate the adventure spirit of YPS by visiting all the leading public schools of North India. Through this cycling expedition, we are also trying to contribute our share in saving our planet by promoting cycling as means to commute and using less fuel to make pollution free environment. Cycling uses minimal fossil fuels and is pollution free mode of transport. It has also emerged as a fitness sport”, said Director of Yadavindra Public School, Maj. Gen (retd.)Sanjiv Varma. To prepare themselves for this expedition all the students and both teachers are training hard cycling for about 40 kms a day in the morning from past fortnight. During their expedition they will be visiting seven leading public schools by covering atleast 60 kms/day at high altitude of approximately 7000ft. (from sea level). All the students have been guided about local traffic laws, safety tips and basic bicycle equipments.