Mumbaikars took pledged to become champions of mental healthApril 3, 2019
Mumbaikars took pledged to become champions of mental health. In a recently held event in the city where more than 1700 cyclists and fitness champions lend their support towards the critical cause of mental health as they cycled through the streets of Mumbai. The movement received participation of people from all walks of life including social and mental health activists, business leaders, inspirational youth icons and school children. Flagged off by Neerja Birla, popular cyclist Firoza Suresh and Mayank Bathwal, CEO of a health insurance co, the 27km ride began from NSCI Worli to Asian Heart Institute, 15km ride began from NSCI Worli to Shivaji Park and 7 km rides began from NSCI Worli to JK Kapur Chowk.
Neerja said, “ The Movement is all about creating a paradigm shift in the way people think of mental health. Everyone knows that it’s important and normal to take care of one’s physical health and Mpower endeavours to make people aware that it is just as important and normal to take care of one’s mental health. The cycle ride is our way of reaching out to the community, in order to highlight that a healthy mind is as important as a healthy body. This is the fourth cycle ride we’ve done and as participation increases, I hope that it will encourage more people to embrace a more holistic approach to wellness and self-care.”