Sari-clad women to spread an important message at the London 2 Leicester Car Rally

Monday 29th May 2017 05:36 EDT
 

Z Club Coordinator Gul R Billimoria, along with Dolly Contractor and 100 other women draped in the nine yards and flaunting traditional Indian jewellery, are all set to participate in the London 2 Leicester Car Rally to be held on June 4. The 'Saree in a Gadi- Car Rally' will commence from the auspicious BAPS Swaminarayan Hindu Temple, Neasden, along with a police escort, spreading important messages; 'Save Girl, Educate Girl', Women Empowerment, and Education.

The London 2 Leicester Car Rally will be spearheaded by Bharulata Kamble, originally from Navsari, Gujarat. Inspired by the Modi Government’s 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao', Save Girls, Educate Girls, and Women Empowerment and Education campaigns, she made a solo trip from India to the UK, crossing 32 countries, and the Arctic circle, spreading awareness, and is the first woman to drive solo through the Artic Circle and transcontinental journey combined. She has also received several accolades for her achievements, the recent one being from Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.

The Indian Government launched the 'Save Girl, Educate Girl' programme under the leadership of Modi, in a bid to end gender-selective abortion of the female foetus. A rampant problem in the country, there are over 40 million less females as compared to the male population. India also harbours a third of the 10 million child brides in the world.

The rally is open for all, and those interested can participate with their families. Ride for a social cause, and help build a stronger nation.


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