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Para Athletes ‘Ride for Unity’ from Delhi to Kathmandu, bikers will cover distance in retrofitted scooty

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New Delhi: The indomitable spirit of persons, the prowess of the mind, and the willingness to achieve has once again shown its magic. Eight specially abled friends, from different parts of India, have joined hands together to make history. Ravaging the streets on their bikes, this octet will commence the Ride for Unity, from Delhi on November 22 heading towards Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal and completing the way with their return to Delhi on the first day of December. The riders claim that this unique journey across international borders will be embarked upon for the first time.

These para-athletes come from different parts of India with the common motive of successfully completing this adventure together. Each rider, despite their adversities, have accolades up their sleeves most of them have covered a lakh of kilometer on their bikes and some have surpassed even that. This group of eight fiery members comprises of six men and two women riders who epitomize will, grit and perseverance making Bethany Hamilton’s words “I don’t need easy; I need possible,” true.

The mettlesome Para athletes will be using retrofitted scooty for this journey. One of the team members, Mohini Singh said, “The journey will start from India Gate in New Delhi on November 22 on specially designed retrofitted scooties. The onward journey will be through Bareilly and Sravasti to Kathmandu. Sangeeta from the group has already covered 50,000 km through seven states on her para-bike.

Sanjeev Kumar (42), a para-biker, who has covered lakh kilometers through different states in India has also been gallantly serving the nation as a soldier with exceptional feats in the Kargil war against Pakistan. The other team members Aman Dhawan, Pradeep, Sanjeev Kishore, and Ankit also have unique stories of perseverance and hard work.

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