Cycling expedition for a cause

Cycling expedition for a cause
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Cycling enthusiasts Sumeet Paringe and Prisiliya Madan are on a cycling expedition to spread awareness about girl child education and collect Rs 50 lakhs for the same.

Cycling enthusiasts Sumeet Paringe and Prisiliya Madan are on a cycling expedition to spread awareness about girl child education and collect Rs 50 lakhs for the same.

The cyclists who started their ride from Kanyakumari reached the city on Monday covering more than 1,400 km and left on their bamboo bikes. They are expected to reach Khardung La by September 20 crossing 11 States.

“Education is the key to empower women and girls, which helps bring about social equality. When you educate a girl, you educate a family,” said Sumeet Paringe on the initiative.

Prisiliya, who had completed her Masters in Computer Science, said that she believes that every girl should be given the opportunity to pursue education.

A registered Non-Government Organisation (NGO) IIMPACT and crowd funding platform Fuel a Dream to support the cause.

One can contribute towards girl education by visiting the Fuel a Dream website, which has already raised more than Rs 12.50 lakhs for the cause.

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