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Oct 5, 2017

On Teacher's Day, teachers, students and parents of three Intellectual schools of the capital came to the start of the eco-cycling festival "Astana-bicycle-city".

Ecological thinking and green standards of the twenty-first century have been cultivated in the Intellectual Schools since the establishment. The cycling festival is one of the most successful projects, which symbolizes the new priorities of the city's ecology.

All the participants of the bicycle race were congratulated by Deputy Chairpersons of the Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools AEO Nazipa Ayubayeva and Svetlana Ispussinova, representative of the United Nations Development Program - Global Environment Fund "Sustainable Transport of Almaty" Rasul Rakhimov, chairman of the Development Fund for Public Interest Initiatives Aidar Makhambet, head of the Akbota Public Foundation Irina Nemtsan. Astana BMX riders and students from Intellectual school of Physics and Mathematics presented festive mood to all the cyclists.

The peloton was headed by managing directors Aigul Kazzhanova and Yessengazy Imangaliyev, the principal of the Intellectual School of Physics and Mathematics Meiram Zhakenov. The cyclists of three age groups took part in the race, representing the Intellectual Schools of Astana, as well as the Republican Physics and Mathematics school of the capital, secondary schools №69 and №76.

The cycling festival is organized within the framework of the grant project "Your safe bicycle for the ecology of your city and your health!" of the United Nations Development Program - Global Environment Fund "Sustainable Transport of Almaty" with the assistance of the Akbota Public Foundation. Before the eco holiday, the United Nations Development Program presented 440 bicycles to the Intellectual schools, which already distributed across the country. Now every school has its own bike park.

To all teachers in honor of the professional holiday the Akbota Public Foundation handed eco-gifts.

A special program was prepared for the fans. The batyrlar aimagy (area of batyrs) and the zone of national sports worked. There were organized a green relay race, competitions in speed walking, eco-games.

At the end of the race, Yerkanat Saduakassov, Rysaskar Ongarbek, Abuzer Abuov and other winners stepped on the podium for honor.

The relay of the eco-festival Astana passed on to the regions. About 4000 students, parents and teachers rode a bicycle on the Teachers Day in Intellectual schools.

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