Bengaluru: Old automobiles on exhibit to encourage the preservation of biodiversity

The Karnataka Forest Department (KFD) has invited owners of antique automobiles and motorbikes to host a rally in Bengaluru this year and display their vehicles in an effort to spread the message that historical artefacts should be preserved.

From October 2 through October 8, Wildlife Week is commemorated to raise public awareness of the value of protecting wildlife for the sake of ecological balance. The Karnataka Forest Department (KFD) has invited owners of vintage cars and motorcycles to participate in a rally and show off their vehicles in Bengaluru this year to promote the idea of preserving historical objects.

At the Vidhana Soudha, the car owners displayed some of their classic cars, some of which were open to the public on Wednesday. Willys Jeep, Mahindra Classic, Ambassador in four-wheelers, Yamaha Rajdooth, Royal Enfield Bullet, and Jawa were a few of the uncommon two- and four-wheelers that caught the interest of antique vehicle aficionados.

Over a thousand automobile and bike owners from Bengaluru gathered at the Vidhana Sodha on Gandhi Jayanti to participate in a rally that stretched from Cubbon Park to Lal Bagh. “On the occasion of 68th Wildlife Week, Karnataka Forest Department staged a Walkathon from Cubbon Park to Lalbagh which was followed by a Historic Vintage Car & Motorcycle Rally” stated a tweet from the official account of the Karnataka Forest Department.

Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai inaugurated the event and felicitated the owners for these vintage vehicles.

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