CRPF women motorcyclists to reach Statue of Unity

CRPF women bike rally reached Jammu on Thursday
Aimed at disseminating the message of Unity, Women Empowerment, and Inclusiveness, CRPF has launched All Women Motorcycle Expedition – 2023 “Yashasvini”  in collaboration with the Ministry of Women and Child Development as part of National Unity Day celebrations.
 In this  event, three bike teams consisting of 150 women  on 75 Royal Enfield 350cc motorcycles  from three different corners of India embarked on this phenomenal journey which will culminate at the world famous Statue of Unity at Ekta Nagar in Gujarat on 31st of October. They will  traverse approximately 10000 Kms across the length and breadth of the Nation.

As part of the expedition, the first team was flagged off by Manoj Sinha, the Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir,  on 3rd October from Srinagar . These bikers reached Jammu on Thursday. Whereas the second and third teams were flagged off by  A. Narayanaswamy, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, from Kanyakumari and  Conrad K Sangma, the Chief Minister of Meghalaya from Shillong respectively on the 5th October, 2023.

CRPF women band welcoming the bike rally

According to CRPF , this expedition will pass through 15 States and 2 Union Territories, symbolizing the unity and strength of the women of India and spread awareness on treasuring the girl child. These women bikers carry the  social message of ‘Beti Bachao- Beti Padhao’ for creating a brand identity and ownership of the campaign across the Country. These women personnel are also engaging with communities at every stop to motivate women and girls. They will interact with girl students, women self-help groups, Anganwadi workers, NCC cadets, and women entrepreneurs.

The expedition, led by the indomitable “Yashasvini” women bikers, carries the National Flag and the CRPF Flag, symbolizing the Force’s commitment to the Nation with the message “Desh Ke Hum Hain Rakshak.”

While expressing his pride for CRPF having the privilege of raising the first women armed paramilitary battalion, Dr. S. L.Thaosen, DG CRPF, in his virtual address remarked that ‘As the Nation celebrates Naari shakti, we at the CRPF aim to spread the message of unity and empowerment’.