Chief minister Anandiben Patel flagged off four women bikers who have embarked on a 10,000km long journey covering 10 nations in 36 days to spread awareness on the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ (Save Girl Child) campaign at a function organized at Ichhapore Jewellery Park here on Saturday.
Dr Sarika Mehta, Yugma Desai, Khyati Desai and Duriya Tapla have embarked on the bike tour to propagate ‘Save the girl child and educate the girl child’ message. The tour is being supported by Surat Municipal Corporation and private companies, including Hari Krishna Exports and Dharmanandan Diamonds Private Ltd.
The women bikers left for Mumbai on their bikes and from there will fly to Kathmandu in Nepal. The 10-nation journey will be further taken up from Kathmandu on June 6 and will see the riders pass through Nepal, India, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore.