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AMN organizes EV rally to mark World Environment Day (Photo feature)

AMN organizes EV rally to mark World Environment Day (Photo feature)
On the occasion of World Environment Day, Annapurna Media Network (AMN) organized an electric vehicle rally in Kathmandu on Monday. Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Shakti Bahadur Basnet, and Captain Rameshwar Thapa, Chairman of AMN, jointly flagged off the 'Nexon EV AMN EV Rally 2023 in association with Tesla' from Annapurna Tower in Tinkune. Although 200 EVs, including two-wheelers and three-wheelers, participated in the rally organized with the slogan 'We Believe in Action'.

During the rally, the participants emphasized the importance of collective participation in the journey towards a sustainable future.

The event was supported by TheeGo, World Wildlife Fund-Nepal, Save the Children, and Pan-C Bikes. Additionally, Garden Restaurant served as the food partner, Fruit Agro as the beverage partner, Foodmandu as the online food delivery partner, and Simrik Foundation as the synergy partner for the event. The rally that started from Tinkune progressed through Gaushala, Chabahil, Balaju, Naya Bazaar, Sorhakhutte, Durbar Marg, Gyaneshwar and Gaushala before concluding at Tinkune. All must act to protect environment: Minister Basnet Minister Basnet commended the Annapurna Media Group for organizing the rally. "This event teaches how every person and organization should take the initiative to face the challenges effectively," he added. Highlighting the impact of environmental pollution on human life, Minister Basnet expressed the difficulty in preserving the interdependent relationship between nature and humanity. "If we do not take initiatives in proportion to the extent to which the problems in people's daily life are expanding, then a great imbalance will arise," he warned. Minister Basnet reiterated his confidence that the rally would play a significant role in promoting environmental protection and creating a healthier environment. He said that this campaign was not only relevant but also necessary to address the pressing environmental concerns of our time. Minister Basnet highlighted the role of electric vehicles in reducing air pollution and safeguarding the green environment.  "The use of electric vehicles instead of petroleum vehicles will make a positive contribution by reducing harmful emissions," he said, adding that the government has taken a policy of promoting electric vehicles. During the event, AMN Chairman Captain Rameshwar Thapa highlighted the use of electric vehicles as a positive practice and called on the society, the government, and everyone to act. Thapa said he joined the campaign to protect the environment and that he believed in taking action. Stating that he has closely witnessed the impact of climate change on the mountains, Thapa expressed concern about the melting snow and its risks for humanity. "It is the responsibility of everyone to reduce the impacts of climate change. We, at AMN, consider it our duty to promote positive awareness. The EV rally is a part of our efforts," he added. Meanwhile, Shyam Kaji Maharjan has won an electric bicycle as a door prize of the event.