Monday, 18 Jan 2021
When Indian cyclist Dr Raj Phandan embarked on the Oman leg of his world tour pedalling from Salalah to Muscat recently, little did he know that he would receive so much love that too from complete strangers.

Cycling about the planet to save the atmosphere

Dr Phandan has travelled 35,000km across 21 nations in the previous 26 months on his bicycle. His mission is to spread the message of a clean and green atmosphere across the planet. Speaking to Muscat Daily, Dr Phandan stated it was Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who inspired him to take up the green trigger.

“My mission is to travel around the world – 200 countries – on a bicycle. I hope to complete the journey by 2030. So far, I have cycled 35,000km in 26 months across 21 countries. I came to Oman from Hong Kong by taking a flight. I have to take a flight while changing continents,” he stated. He began his trip in Oman with Salalah exactly where he marked his journey of the sultanate by planting a sapling with Manpreet Singh, chairman of Indian Social Club, Salalah. “I decided to start from Salalah and it took me eight days to reach Muscat. Dubai is my next destination,” he stated

While in Oman, Dr Phandan interacted with the Indian neighborhood as effectively as an Omani adventure group. “During my interaction with the local people, I give lectures on the importance of saving the environment. I set off on this journey as I was going through a lot of emotional turmoil. I had lost my parents and wife due to cancer.”

Dr Phandan was impressed by the hospitality of Omanis. “People here are so generous. They helped me throughout.” Dr Phandan stated the initiative is self-funded.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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