Bhubaneswar3/06/18;: Architects from different colleges and universities across India, budding Odissi dancers, travellers from Delhi and many more visitors on Sunday constituted the 77th Ekamra Walks Old Town Circuit.
A cyclist group from ‘We All Ride Bicycle’ joined the walkers later at Ekamra Van to spread the message of cycling as today was celebrated as the World Bicycle Day.
Piyush Ranjan Rout, from the city-based cycling group, hailed the effort of Ekamra Walks for promotion and education on our priceless monuments and especially those in the Old Bhubaneswar area.
He, however, added that a cycle heritage tour would be an interesting addition to city’s growing popularity in the heritage promotion map.
Assistant Conservator of Forest and curator of the beautiful Ekamra Van Medicinal Plant garden, Ashok Kumar Mishra said that with use of more and more non-motorised mode of transport carbon burden can be reduced in local and global climatic condition.
Subhra Mohanty, Urban Management post-graduate from Ahmedabad-based CEPT University said the walk helps an architect a lot in getting ideas on Kalingan distinct architectural style on temple building and also the three unique ways to construct temples-Rekha, Pidha and Khakra types of temples, which are mostly seen across the State.