Kalyan cyclists ride to raise money to fund scholarships for underprivileged students

Times of India | 2 months ago | 27-11-2022 | 02:50 am

Kalyan cyclists ride to raise money to fund scholarships for underprivileged students

KALYAN: A group of 19 cyclists has started their ride from Kalyan to raise money to fund scholarships for underprivileged students studying in Zilla Parishad schools in rural areas of Murbad taluka in Thane district. On Saturday morning, cyclists started their ride from Durgadi bridge in Kalyan. The cyclists will pedal through difficult terrain from Kalyan to Delhi at their own expense. Dr Rehnuma Ehteshamuddin, a rider from Bikeport cycle group said, "The scholarship fund accumulated through bicycle riding will be distributed to 501 meritorious students from rural and tribal areas of Thane district". Rehnuma said, "So far we have collected Rs 7 lakh before the journey starts, and during the journey, we are expected to collect more money for the study of students". The cycle journey will continue for a week. Cyclists have decided to cover a distance of 200km every day. Most cyclists are aged over 40. On December 2, the cyclists plan to reach India Gate in Delhi.


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