Thirty-four cyclist expats from UK, through a 481-km-long cyclothon from Delhi to Amritsar, raised pound 125,000 to help under privileged. Cyclists, including women and some of Kutch origin, raised the funds for two organisation working for poor and children in the UK-Nishkam SWAT and Shishukunj.
Nishkam SWAT had organised `langar’ for shelter less people. The organisation aims to bring change in lives of needy and homeless people. It intends to provide financial help by raising charity fund. Shishukunj, which has been functioning for over 30 years in London, works internationally in the field of healthcare and education among children from poor families.
Prakash Patel, one of the organizers of MMD Today program and native of Kutch said, “the challenging expedition received excellent support from cyclists’ team, medical team and saints of Delhi Akshardham and Bhuj Swaminarayan temple. We all are thankful to them’’.
Earlier, the same group had organised a cyclothon between Bhuj to Ahmedabad to raise fund for the children of sex workers. Also, they had cycled from Bhuj to Junagadh in one of the expeditions earlier. Devraj Halaria Patel, a London resident, said the organizers received total donation to the tune of £325,000 from donors and corporate sponsors.