Autorickshaw rally for rural educationBadhri Jagannathan
You may like or you may hate it. But if you are a resident of India, you can’t ignore the inevitable auto rickshaws. If you ever wonder how it would be to ride auto rickshaws, better still race on it, now you can test it out at the Rickshaw Challenge‘s Mumbai Xpress.The third edition of Mumbai Xpress starts in Chennai on July 31 and traces its route all the way to Mumbai over the next fourteen days. The event is organized in partnership with Round Table India and the finance generated will be used for Freedom Through Education program under whose banner schools are being be built to enable education for about one million students.
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“The funds raised will be used towards 10 projects along the rally route and will benefit over 20,000 students,” said Aravind Bremanandam, managing director of Chennai Event Management Services, the lead organiser of the event.”
Rickshaw Challenge’s weblink provides further information the kind of interaction the participant would have with the schools that stand to benefit from this race. If you want to be part of it, register here.