Bikers say that four wheels move the body, and two wheels move the soul. A recent end-to-end bike ride across India moved the country, with its ‘Wheels of Change’ initiative taking the message of girl child education throughout the nation.
Three owners of Roadmaster motorcycles, a model from the iconic motorcycle marque Indian Motorcycle, set off on the 16-day ride – flagged off from Bengaluru – via 12 cities including Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Ranbir Singh Pura. At the end of the ride, the proud owners – Anurag Srivastava, Niladri Saha and Bernard Lazar – distributed educational kits to 120 underprivileged girl students in New Delhi. “The K2K Ride was a life-changing trip and drew attention of a lot of individuals who came forward to extend their support towards this cause,” said Anurag. Niladri added: “This ride not only helped these girls but also sent a message to the community to take a step forward and contribute towards girl child education.” And Bernard had this to say: “The entire journey gave us a chance to connect with individuals who share similar views on contributing to the society.”
Speaking about the initiative, Pankaj Dubey, country head and managing director, Polaris India Pvt Ltd, said, “We are overwhelmed by the contributions made by the three riders and for spreading awareness and bringing the ‘Wheels of Change’ initiative in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Ranbir Singh Pura and New Delhi. Their belief and dedication in giving back to the community is commendable. We are proud to have made a significant contribution towards the noble cause of educating the Girl Child and we will continue to put more efforts in the future.”