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WOMEN CYCLE RALLY – “RIDES KASHMIR”

Srinagar, 12 Sep 2021. An exclusive Women’s Cycle Rally was organized at
Baramulla on 12 Sep 21. The 65 Km cycle rally started from Baramulla and
terminated at Line of Control near Kaman Aman Setu, Uri. This was the first
time in Kashmir that an exclusive women’s only cycling event of this
magnitude was organized. 140 women from across the country pedalled all
the way from Baramulla.
The idea of an exclusive Women Cycle Rally was conceived after an
open cycle rally was organised on 13th August 2021. The oldest amongst the
participants was Mrs Anupama Bhave who at 75 years impressed everyone
with her fitness and enthusiasm. Noted model actor and sports enthusiast Mr
Milind Soman along with his wife Mrs Ankita Konwar flagged off the event and
participated also.
Speaking on this occasion, Lt Gen DP Pandey, GOC Chinar Corps,
spoke about role of women in Kashmiri society. He said that a society can only
be as progressive as its women and same is true for Kashmir where, women
have played a key role in enriching the society. He exhorted young girls to
take up sports for an active and healthy life. Indian Army has been consciously
working towards women empowerment in Kashmir through various Sporting
events. The Army will continue engaging the youth and provide requisite
sporting platforms for them to achieve their potential.

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