This women's day, 36 BSF women bikers to embark on a journey to break gender stereotypes
A group of thirty-six women bikers of the Border Security Force (BSF) are set to embark on a 5,280 km cross-country road expedition with the goal to propagate the message of women empowerment. Marking the International Women’s Day in style, the 21-day long ‘Seema Bhawani Shaurya Expedition Empowerment Ride-2022′ will be flagged off from the India Gate, on March 8, 2022.
From the palaces of Jaipur to the beaches of Kanyakumari
The adventurous expedition will end on March 28 in Chennai after they traverse a total of 5,280 km through major cities such as Chandigarh, Amritsar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Udaipur, Gandhinagar, Bharuch, Nashik, Pune, Solapur, Hyderabad, Anantapur, Bengaluru, Salem, Madurai and Kanyakumari.
The all-women biker's team members are in the age group of 25-41 and are set to map the streets of India on the Classic 350 Royal Enfield motorcycles. The timeless Royal Enfields will be provided by the company for the expedition, while the logistics and other administrative requirements of the team will be jointly taken care of by the BSF and the motorcycle company.
Zapping through the streets of India
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According to a BSF spokesperson, “The team will also be interacting with various riding communities and audiences with an intent to sensitise and bring forth awareness about the capabilities of women while emphasising freedom from bias, stereotypes and discrimination."
The expedition led by Inspector Himanshu Sirohi will seek to break gender stereotypes and showcase national unity. BSF women bikers have created waves through their performances in 2018 and 2022. With the hope to inspire, and encourage more women across the country, this road expedition is set to be a one-of-a-kind awareness drive.