#WheelsOfChange a social initiative by Indian Motorcycle India to promote #educateTheGirlChild. Three proud owners of the ultra-luxury Indian Roadmaster Mr. Anurag Srivastava, Mr.
Niladri Saha and Mr. Bernard Lazar rode across 12 cities and concluded the iconic Kanyakumari to Kashmir Ride in New Delhi. xBhp was also a part of this epic journey and here is the full travelogue from the #K2KRide.
For a true biker road trip is the most exciting thing that could happen, however it gets even better when it gets clubbed with a noble cause. Something similar is what we have done during our k2k ride. Along with the support of Indian motorcycle and three fellow IMRG Riders, we have gone all over India lengthwise starting from Kanyakumari to Kashmir supporting and promoting the importance of girl child education.
This concept of doing k2k ride was originated in one of the IMRG events organised by Indian motorcycle in Mahabaleshwar when one of the key Riders of k2k ride Niladri Saha decided and announced that we must do something to promote girl child education which got supported by Indian motorcycle and the fellow Riders Anurag Srivastava and Bernard Lazar. The idea was to go all over India lengthwise identifying NGOs who are working closely in promoting and supporting girl child education. now the point, is is why did we choose girl child education only as a cause?
The idea is to see a better future of India and that could only be possible with a well-educated society. And as per some surveys, it is observed that only approx 33% of females in India get an opportunity to go to school for better education. On the other hand, we could also see that almost all the educated mothers have well-educated children as well. With that perspective, if all females get a good education then we could really foresee a future generation with the higher level of education, better society and grown economy of India.
With this Noble cause, Niladri started from Raipur, Chhatisgarh and got joined by Anurag Srivastava, who further got joined by xBhp’s Support in Bangalore. The official flag off happened in Bangalore from where their riders started to head to Kanyakumari.
Day 0:: Bangalore
This was the day when we officially flagged off for the ride from the Indian Motorcycle showroom, Bangalore, where we were also joined by Runa Ahlawat and other officials from the company to wish us luck and proceed with us for the event that was planned in Bangalore. From there we went to a local school in Bangalore, Rainbow homes that support girl child education. There we were greeted and welcomed by the students of the school, with some beautiful handmade greeting cards, strings of brotherhood (Rakhi) and a lovely song sung by the kids for us.
Mr. Pankaj Dubey, Country Head & M.D., Indian Motorcycle India who conceived the idea of the #K2KRide to contribute to the cause of Girl Child Education, interacted with the students.
The visit brought about a really good feeling & it was enormous!