Mumbai: Group of bikers to raise funds for 'Beti bachao Beti padhao' on the Republic Day

Jan 25, 2016, 08:59 IST | Neha LM Tripathi

A group of 300 bikers is set to raise funds for the cause of 'Beti bachao Beti padhao' on the Republic Day. These bikers, who will commence their ride from Reclamation and end in Vashi, are to donate the raised funds for an NGO. Already donating and raising funds for an Ambarnath based-NGO, this group, on its first anniversary, has through social media already received 300 plus participants.

Enfieldwale - a Club for Riders, who have a passion to ride long distance, also have a motto to educate people with various topics. The aim of the January 26 rally is to promote Road safety and spread the awareness of safety while riding. The participants of the rally will be raising funds for any of the one shortlisted NGOs by the team.

Enfieldwale. Pic/Facebook

“We are committed to a cause which is initiated by our Prime Minister Narendra Modi “Beti Bachao – Beti Padhao”. We have prepared banners across Social media and are promoting this event. Currently, the post of this event has been viewed by 10,000 people on Facebook. We gain good reach through Royal Enfield Owners ‘Facebook Page’, where we have 25,000 members. We have taken complete permissions from Traffic Police in Mumbai for the ride and route,” explained Mayank Bhel, the founder of the team.

The group currently has 250 members, starting from January last year, and 100 active members that include two generations’ bikers and few female riders as well.

“Our group has not only been associated with an old age home called Kamladham Ashram (Ambernath), but also have supported blood donation camps and have done road shows and done rides into rural areas. We celebrate festivals with them, as they cannot enjoy due to financial problems. We have recently conducted a road safety ride, along with Mumbai Police, which involved Bollywood celebrities, to spread the message of road safety by wearing helmets.

Our Riding Club’s fraternity contributed and gave 1,000 helmets to Mumbai Police,” explained Aadil Mithaiwala, a core committee member.

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