Happy Hyderabad, an NGO has come up with a unique idea 'Project Diya' which promotes cycling as a means of livelihood for the poor and also an environmentally friendly commute. Those who have old cycles in their storerooms can reach out to the organizers on their phone numbers: 9566170334, 9959771673, or through their social media accounts.
The NGO people will pick up the old cycles at your doorstep and refurbish them as new. They will be given to the poor who spend most of their hard-earned money on share autos in the poor. So far, Project Diya has got forty old cycles and they were given to be beneficiaries. They also take kids' cycles and give them to the poor children who can afford one. Such cycles can be prized possession for some kids and for some kids it may help them go to school.
"Besides helping the poor, cycling will also help in reducing the pollution in the city. Moreover, it is the healthiest form of commute. Most of these cycles will go for daily laborers who stay far away from the workplaces. They will also be handy to some people who sell food items on cycles. The trash in our storerooms may shine bright in the lives of others," the people at Happy Hyderabad say.