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Manali woman leads cycle expedition from Gujarat to Kerla

punjab Updated: Feb 26, 2014 19:07 IST
Chhavinder Thakur

Krishna Thakur, 33, has brought laurels to Himachal Pradesh by leading and successfully completing a bicycle expedition from Gujarat to Kerala. According to her, the expedition team consisted of 15 girls from various parts of the country.

While interacting with HT here on Wednesday, Krishna said the cycle expedition started off in Kutch from January 1 and reached Cochin on February 7. “It was a challenging journey and we covered the distance of about 2,500 kilometres within 34 days on our bicycles,” she added. She stated the expedition was organized under the banner of Women Adventure Network of India

She revealed the expedition team was inspired and motivated by noted mountaineer and the first woman to scale Mount Everest Bachhendri Pal.

Krishna, who comes from Goshal village across the Beas river, about 5 km from here, said by successfully organizing the expedition the team members set an example for women - that they could be successful in adventure sports if they were determined and motivated.

“I'm grateful to local MLA Govind Singh Thakur, Manali Vikas Manch president Dharamveer Dhami, entrepreneur Amitabh Sharma, Vishal Negi and Jindu Ram Thakur for extending financial assistance to the expedition team members”, said Krishna. She also gave credit for her successful expedition to her parents who she said had continuously boosted her morale.