The Central Reserve Police Force or the CRPF has organised an all-female biker expedition which will travel across the country. This initiative is taken to empower women in India and show that they, too, can do it. The biker’s expedition witnessed a large number of participation by the women of the force. The expedition, which is named Yashasvini, was recently flagged off. Here are all the details you need to know about it.
CRPF’s 1st Female Biker Expedition Flagged Off
Hon’ble LG, UT of J&K, Sh. Manoj Sinha, flagged off Yashasvini – 50 women bikers of #CRPF with 25 bikes from Lal Chowk, Kashmir. Sh. Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar, Security Advisor to LG, J&K; ADG J&K Zone, CRPF also graced the occasion. Hon’ble LG spoke on the… pic.twitter.com/Vh4XK0zUli
— 🇮🇳CRPF🇮🇳 (@crpfindia) October 3, 2023
This particular event is being undertaken with the aim of empowering the women of the country and demonstrating to them that such a feat is possible. This all-women bike expedition witnessed participation by as many as 150 female officers.
These officers were divided into groups of three of 50 bikers each. The three teams start from different points. One from Srinagar, one from Shillong and one from Kerala. The team in Srinagar was flagged off at Lal Chowk by Manoj Sinha who is the LG.
According to an article recently published by WION, the bike expedition will cover 10,000 kilometres. The initiative is taken to empower women, not just in the force, but also everywhere in the country.
To Travel Via 15 States And 2 UTs In The Country
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The expedition will travel through a total of 15 states and 12 Union Territories in the country. The name ‘Yashasvini’ means one who is successful and illustrious and is associated with Goddess Lakshmi. The rally was aptly named given that its purpose was to empower women.
The bikers were all elated to be a part of this event and were excited to explore their very own country on two-wheelers. The bikes provided for this rally are Royal Enfield (350 cc). The initiative was widely applauded and it was thought to be a marvellous demonstration of women’s empowerment.
This bike rally proudly stood for the slogan ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao.’
Have you ever been on a bike expedition? Would you like to, if given the chance? How useful do you think this initiative is? Let u know in the comments below!
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