To commemorate the 70th year of Independent India,
Four Indian women from Coimbatore, Tamilnadu have decided to drive their car all the way to London to celebrate the 70th Indian independence. The expedition called XPD 2470 would start from Coimbatore, Tamilnadu on March 26th and reach London in seventy days.
Group of four Empowered Women Meenakshi Arvind (from Coimbatore), Ruckmani V (from Bangalore) and Mookambika Rathinam (from Pollachi) , and Priya Rajpal (from Mumbai) in association with Rotary International, undertake a record journey from Coimbatore to London, traversing 8 time zones, 24 countries and 24000 km, showcasing high-achiever Indian Women in the fields of Literacy, Business, Welfare, Politics, NGO, Media, Health Care, Sports and an endless list of firsts.
Guinness attempt flag off – Coimbatore, Events at Rotary districts, Women’s Association, Diplomatic quarters: India, Myanmar, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Austria, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Germany, France, Belgium, Netherlands, United Kingdom. They require nine different visas and would drive around 500 km per day and total of 24,000 km long journey cost them approx. Rs.60 lakhs.
The women, all experienced drivers, would soon take a crash course to be able to attend to vehicle breakdown. The drive will also raise awareness about women’s empowerment and Rotary’s literacy year.
Source & Photo : facebook.com/2470india, 2470ind.org
VOICM congratulates these brave four women on their journey from Coimbatore to London raise awareness about women’s empowerment and Rotary’s literacy year and TEAM VOICM supports them in all ways.