The BSF Seema Bhawani Shaurya Expedition “Empowerment Ride – 2022” celebrates women’s achievements and aims to forge positive visibility of women, so as to encourage young girls and women across the country in stepping up for taking on major roles in shaping the future of the nation as well as to join the ranks of BSF.
Empowerment Ride 2022 was flagged off from India Gate, New Delhi on 8th March 2022 is organized in association with Royal Enfield, 36 members of BSF Seema Bhawani All-Women Daredevil Motorcycle Team led by Inspector Himanshu Sirohi embarked on a grueling 5280 km ride traversing through major cities all the way to Kanyakumari and onward to Chennai spreading the message of Women Empowerment across the nation.
Prominent women Olympians, Sportswomen, Dronacharya and Arjuna Awardees present as Guests of Honour during the flag off ceremony by the Chief Guest Mrs Nupur Singh, President BWWA. They were, Pritam Rani Siwach, Former Captain of Indian Women’s Hockey Team, Dronacharya Awardee and Arjuna Awardee, Rosalid L Ralte, International Hockey Player, Yendala Saundarya, International Hockey Player, Pranati Nayak, Olympic Gymnast, Suchika Tariyal Hooda, International Judo Player & Medalist, SAF Games.
BSF Seema Bhawani Shaurya Expedition “Empowerment Ride – 2022” will traverse the length and breadth of the country, covering historical landmarks beginning from India Gate in Delhi, leading to the Wagah Attari Border in Punjab and Statue of Unity in Gujarat before finally culminating at Royal Enfield’s India Technical Centre in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The expedition will pass through Chandigarh, Amritsar, Attari, Bikaner, Jaipur, Udaipur, Gandhinagar, Kevadia, Nasik, Solapur, Hyderabad, Anantapur, Bangalore and Kanyakumari before reaching its final destination in Chennai on 28 Mar’ 2022.
The team will also be interacting with school children, NCC volunteers and youth, various riding communities and audiences with an intent to sensitize and bring forth awareness about the capabilities of women while emphasizing freedom from bias, stereotypes and discrimination.