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Bhopal car rally focuses on education of girl child

bhopal Updated: Nov 08, 2016 17:47 IST
Association of Convent Ex-students

Woman sarpanch Bhakti Sharma takes part in women car rally in Bhopal on Sunday.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT photo)

Association of Convent Ex-students organised its annual women’s car rally on Sunday. The focus of the rally was to spread awareness on “girl child’s education”.

The rally was flagged off by IAS officer Kalpana Shrivastava, and it started from Hotel Sayaji. Fifty women car drivers, along with their children, participated in this rally.

They decorated their cars with stickers, balloons and flowers on this occasion. In this rally, cash prize of Rs 35,000 was given to the winner and Rs 25,000 and Rs 15,000 were given to the first and second runners up respectively. Many assembled in crowds to witness this rally and cheer for the participants.

Divya Singhal, a regular participant of the rally, decorated her car with faces of sportswomen from Rio Olympics, 2016. “Through this year’s decoration, I wanted to convey the message that sports and physical education is a necessary part of girls’ education, and it mustn’t be avoided”, she said. “My three daughters represented the three Olympians, Sakshi Mallik, PV Sindhu and Deepa Karmakar. I got very appreciative response from the organisers and the participants.”

Five schools were given books and cupboards and 50 girls from these schools were invited for the event.

Association of Convent Ex-students founder is an alumni of St Joseph’s Convent school (Idgah hills) and Rita Lalwani is its founder. It has been conducting car rallies since 2006.