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Lucknow sisters set out to Ladakh on bike to salute bravery of Indian Army 

Sisters Vasudha and Karuna Agarwal are out on a 15-day motorcycle journey to Leh-Ladakh to salute the bravery of the Indian Army. Starting their trip from Lucknow, they had their first halt at Agra

lucknow Updated: May 26, 2017 18:53 IST
Hemendra Chaturvedi
Hemendra Chaturvedi
Hindustan Times, Agra
Vasudha and Karuna during their halt in Agra on Thursday.(HT Photo)

Two sisters from Lucknow are out on a 15-day motorcycle journey to Leh-Ladakh to salute the bravery of the Indian Army. Vasudha Agarwal, 27, and Karuna, 33, began their trip from Lucknow on Thursday and had their first halt at Agra.

“It’s a ride in support of the Indian Army. We all have to laud our army, which is doing great service to the nation. Our journey will not be an easy one but we are determined to travel through Khardung La – said to be the world’s highest motorable road,” said Vasudha, a teacher and lawyer in Lucknow.

The Awadh Spirit Group Riders (ASR) group in Lucknow is supporting these sisters. Pallavi Fauzdar, a renowned name in high altitude motorcycling, wished Vasudha and Karuna luck and flagged off their journey.

The two sisters belong to very different backgrounds. Vasudha Agarwal is a professional teacher who practices law while Karuna handles her wedding designing business.

Talking to HT, Karuna said, “I am totally inspired by our Indian armed forces jawans who stay alert amid mountains for our security. Everyone should support them in their own different way.”

“As women, we have no fear treading the Leh-Ladakh route because Indian army is always there,” said Vasudha who recollected her past journey to the area when army jawans extended her the required help and support.

Amit Raghav, director of American Institute of English Language, extended a warm welcome to the Lucknow sisters and was full of praise for their courage and enthusiasm.

First Published: May 26, 2017 18:53 IST