by Suman Gupta
Mumbai July 2017: ‘Women are already powered’ and the 35 women riders are now living up to this promise. The ‘All Women All India’ ride which was flagged off in the presence of Shri. Anandiben Patel, Ex Chief Minister of Gujarat is now reaching the 3rd state of its voyage which is Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu. To spread the message of women empowerment and save the girl child around 35 women riders along with 15 backup riders and famous personalities from each states giving the powerful message of “Shashakta Nari, Shashakta Bharat’ .
50 women riders embarked on a 10,000 km long journey from Gujarat to Khardung-La in Ladakh on their motor bikes to 15 states. This is regarded as a highest journey which would get covered by bike. The journey would be commemorating by hoisting the Indian flag on Independence Day! They will go through more than 5000 villages in 15 states out of which Gujarat and Maharashtra have already been covered. The women group is set to conquer the states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu, New Delhi, Chandigarh and Rajasthan in next 42 days. In every state they will meet the local people and spread the message of women empowerment. To help the underprivileged children they will also distribute more than 9000 educatory kits in all these states. Sanitation is also a very important part of our lives and to encourage hygiene they will also distribute sanitary kits to women all over these states.
Biking Queens during their expedition will also meet and felicitate the native activists working for social welfare.
“We are riding for passion and social cause simultaneously. Women in our country have a lot of inhibitions about their talent. And there is also widespread inferiority complex among them. Through this journey we will be informing women about their rights and make them aware of the different occupations they can take up to earn their living,” said Dr Sarika Mehta, Founder of the all women rider group ‘Biking Queens.’
One their way back in August they will also meet Prime Minister Modi in New Delhi.
About Biking Queens: Biking Queens is an all women group of riders in Surat. Dr. Sarika Mehta, a psychologist by profession is the founder of this group which rides for passion and social welfare. It was found in the year 2015 and in just two years they have done a lot for the women and children around. Their claim to fame is the All Women Ten Nations ride which they successfully completed last year to promote the message of ‘ Beti Bachao Beti Padhao.’ Their motto is to keep working for the welfare of the society through their passion for riding.