Two Wheels of Hope is a high impact social empowerment project by the Mentors Foundation, in association with the Tata Trusts and Pawar Public Charitable Trust. 5,700 bicycles were distributed to Girls in
6th to 12th standard in Government aided schools across Pune district (Daund-Indapur). In the month of July, a total of 10,000+ cycles will be donated in the district of Pune, Maharashtra. One of the key reasons this project was initiated, was due to inadequate options for safe and timely transportation, for girls in rural Maharashtra to travel to school and back.
The event that witnessed 5,700 cycles being donated will also go down as the single largest donation across the world, in 24 hours. The team behind ‘Two Wheels of Hope’ has also applied to the Guinness book of World Records in this specific category. The same will be confirmed after submitting the necessary documents and details, post the successful completion of the event.
Shri. Sharad Pawar Ji, Member of the Rajya Sabha and Smt. Supriya Sule, Member of Parliament from the Baramati constituency were present, and distributed the bicycles to the children. Mr. R Venkataramanan, Managing Trustee of Tata Trusts, also graced the occasion.
The bicycles for this social project have been provided by some of the leading bicycle manufacturers in the country such as TI Cycles of India. TI Cycles has been at the forefront of this endeavor by providing the best girls’ bicycles under the popular brand, BSA. BSA girls’ bicycles are built keeping in consideration all aspects of comfort that are needed for young girl riders travelling long distances.
Speaking on this momentous occasion, Mr. M.M.Murugappan, Executive Chairman, Murugappa Group, said “It gives us great happiness to be part of the bicycle bank project along with Two Wheels of Hope. To offer freedom and security through cycles resonates with our own brand, BSA’s mission of offering mobility, freedom and independence to young girls. I am happy we have been able to do our part to ensure these girls are getting an education and building a secure future for themselves.”
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