A group of eight women will travel 11 states in two cars, covering more than 6,000km in 11 days to spread awareness about women empowerment through education.
The car rally that was flagged off on Wednesday will pass through Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Bihar. It will be back in Gurgaon on March 11.
During the course of their journey, the women will reach out to other women in rural areas, and interact with them on their rights and changing needs. This rally kicked off keeping in view the International Women’s Day on March 8.
More than 30 members of Inner Wheel Club -- a voluntary organisation for women -- Gurgaon police and the cultural attaché, Embassy of the Republic of Seychelles attended the flagging off ceremony.
Women from various sections of the society shared their opinion about atrocities, safety and social structure in the country.
Pauline Ferrari, cultural attaché, Embassy of the Republic of Seychelles, said, “All over the world, women face similar issues. Violence is the core problem that women deal with in their daily routine, but, they do not speak about it as they are not aware about their rights.”
Apart from women safety, all members wore green clothes to spread a ‘Go Green’ message.
“It’s time to capture the roads to tell our stories. The car rally gives scope for women empowerment,” Minna Kapoor, first India president of International Inner Wheel, said.
DCP Simardeep Singh said, “We want the civil society to come forward and support us to work in a more refined way to provide more security to women.’’
“The motive of the rally is to let the world know that women are no longer the weaker gender and have equal share in production and economy,” Kapila Gupta, IIW, president elect, said.