Children on mission against female foeticide, cover 2,000 km on cycle

Children on mission against female foeticide, cover 2,000 km on cycle

Thirty children reached Delhi after travelling a distance of 2,300 kilometres across India, including 18 cities, on bicycles to spread awareness about female foeticide.

The group comprises 15 girls and 15 boys from financially backward families who started their journey from Sangli in Uttar Pradesh and will end at Sonipat in Haryana.
These children, aged 10-15 years, crossed Delhi – their 17th city – on Wednesday.

Before reaching Delhi, these bravehearts had covered Karad, Satara, Pune, Ahmadnagar, Malegaon, Chahsgaon, Dulia, Shurpur, Sendava, Dewas, Guna, Shivpuri, Gwalior, Dholpur, Agra, and Mathura.

“It is very important that each one of us plays a positive role in saving the girl child. We would continue to support such causes for the betterment of society,” said Shiv Inder Singh, managing director, Firefox Bikes, who provided funds and bicycles for the rally.

Datta Patil, an international cyclist and Sudhir Patil from International Cycle Academy also participated in this rally and were happy to see that urban and remote areas are abiding by the cause of saving girl child.

Datta said that campaign was overwhelmed by people’s response in village towards raising girls.

“We will continue to encourage and keep the momentum going for this noble cause,” said Datta.

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