Kashi ghats impresses ‘biking queens’
The group which comprises of IAS aspirant, housewives, doctors, engineers, students and psychologists move and live like a family during the expedition.lucknow Updated: Aug 04, 2017 16:15 IST
While ‘Biking Queens’, the group of 48 women bikers, have already covered over 5,000 kilometres spanning six states, one stop where they would like to come again is Varanasi.
“Kashi has been an awesome experience. The fact that it is represented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes it all the more significant,” says Bhavi Gheewala, one of the bikers.
On Thursday, the group visited Nagepur and Kakrahiya, the adopted villages of Prime Minister.
They also interacted with anganvadi workers and made them aware about importance of education.
In the evening, they attended Ganga Arti and were all praise for the iconic ghats.
The group which comprises of IAS aspirant, housewives, doctors, engineers, students and psychologists move and live like a family during the expedition.
“We are taking up the cause to spread awareness on schemes such as ‘Sashakt Nari Sashakt Bharat’ and ‘Beti Bachao, Beti padao’ introduced by the PM,” says Gheewala.
“Government has introduced many schemes which have yielded results up to some extents in urban pockets but there is no significant impact in rural pockets,’” says Nancy Patiwala, who wants to work for women empowerment and women education in rural pockets.
“Since biking represents strength, we chose the medium to spread the message,” says Sona, youngest member of the group.
It all began when Dr Sarika Mehta, the group leader, met PM Modi in New Delhi last year.
“On August 15, we will be hoisting the tricolor on India’s highest motorable road, Khardung La, in Jammu and Kashmir,” says Dr Mehta.
The group plans to cover over 5,000 kilometre in next 12 days.