~ Sanat Goel speaks about how he continued cycling even after a fatal accident ~
A biomedical engineer Sanat Goel from Chandigarh has proved to the world that anything is possible if one uses the power of the mind. Goel, who became an avid cyclist in 2016, met with a fatal accident and lost his right leg in 2019. However, Goel didn't give up on cycling. After getting used to wearing a prosthesis, he started cycling from scratch and got back to the level of cycling he was at before the accident.
"In April 2019, I lost my right leg (below knee) due to an accident while I was trying to catch a Metro in Delhi. I had to get my leg amputated and wear a prosthesis post the accident. However, I didn't let the accident affect my cycling. But, yes, I needed to start from scratch and slowly build my prowess in cycling. It took me some time to get back to the level I was at before the accident," said Goel.
Apart from having fun on a cycle, Goel also wants to help millions of children, who have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and therefore he is going to take part in the Sunfeast India Mover As One movement, which begins on Independence Day, "I have been motivated to join the Sunfeast India Move As One movement because the initiative is focussing on helping the children who have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The children are not responsible for the position they are in at the moment and therefore I want to help them in any way I can. I have pledged 999 km (cycling) for the Sunfeast India Move As One. I have chosen 1km less than 1000, because we are not perfect."
When asked about how he became such an avid cyclist, Goel said, "I got a cycle in 2016 and started cycling for fun and to relieve stress from my job at that time. After I moved to Delhi, I got exposed to the core cycling circuit. I got to know that people cycle for 100 km and so on. So then I took up cycling seriously and went on to become a part of a Guinness World Record-holding team for the longest single line bicycle parade (1327 participants) in March 2019."
At INR 149, this first-of-its-kind citizen-led Sunfeast India Move As One movement encourages participants to run, walk, jog, cycle, use a wheelchair, treadmill, or stationary bike. INR 50 from every registration will go directly towards NGOs supporting children causes empaneled with GiveIndia for Sunfeast India Move As One.
Registrations for the Sunfeast India Move As One began on 28th July and will continue till 13th Sep 2021. The movement will commence on 15th Aug 2021 and continue till 15th Sep 2021. Participants will have the opportunity to fundraise until 30th Sep 2021. For more details log on to: sunfeastindiamoveasone.procam.in.
The Sunfeast India Move As One is envisioned by leading sports IP creator Procam International, powered by the nation's most trusted giving platform Give India, championed by ITC' s Sunfeast, one of India's leading biscuits brand and, strengthened by the Fit India Movement.
The movement is reinforced by Art of Living and supported by ASICS, FAST&UP, PhonePe, Republic TV, Fever FM & Radio One and E4M & BW.