Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 4 p.m.
Cyclist on sacred mission to help save the world
Three years ago Abhishek Kumar Sharma was an ecologist working for a company in his native India. Now he is a man on a mission, a holy crusade to help save the world and he hopes that others will join him on this sacred quest.
“I’m feeling that the world is very beautiful, the world is very unique,” Sharma said following his arrival in Hawkesbury, “and I am happy to be doing this in one of my lives.”
Sharma is on a six-year journey around the world, by bicycle, to help promote public awareness of the issue of climate change, and also to help with current lobbying efforts to develop an international solution to the problem.
“This is not a one-country problem,” he said. “It’s a global one. We all have to do something. We all have to care about this one beautiful planet.”
Sharma’s goal when he began his global journey was to bicycle across six continents and tour through 90 countries within a six-year period. As the 2020 deadline for his worldwide wanderings meets the halfway point on his tour calendar, he has completed his travels across three continents and begins his fourth continental odyssey with Canada.
Wherever he goes, Sharma has the same message for everyone.
“There’s only one planet to live on for us,” he said. “We need to do something right now, because this is a beautiful planet. We have to ask ourselves, ‘What are we going to leave for our children?’ My new slogan is ‘Love. Peace. Productivity. Happiness.;”
Follow Sharma’s adventures at http://www.abhishekkumarsharma.com/my-world-tour.