TVS ‘Ride of Hon­our’ Ex­pe­di­tion

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TVS MO­TORS COM­PANY’S “RIDE OF HON­OUR” WAS FLAGGED OFF IN BHOPAL re­cently. The ex­pe­di­tion was con­ducted in as­so­ci­a­tion with the In­dian Army and was aimed at pro­mot­ing women’s em­pow­er­ment and re­cruit­ment into the armed forces.

The TVS “Ride of Hon­our” saw six Army of­fi­cers trav­el­ling a dis­tance of 1,720 km in a pe­riod of 10 days, cov­er­ing six cities. All the rid­ers were astride the TVS Apache RTR 200 Fi 4V Race Edi­tion 2.0 mo­tor­cy­cles (a name al­most as long as the jour­ney). Given their aim to pro­mote women in the Army, the team vis­ited train­ing in­sti­tutes of Elec­tronic and Me­chan­i­cal En­gi­neers of the In­dian Army. These vis­its al­lowed stu­dents to ob­serve women Army of­fi­cers’ lives.

The flag-off took place in Bhopal and the ex­pe­di­tion cul­mi­nated in Se­cun­der­abad on 7 De­cem­ber. The cities vis­ited by the team in­cluded In­dore, Vadodara, Mum­bai, Pune, and So­la­pur. The of­fi­cers tak­ing part in it come from the Corps of Elec­tron­ics and Me­chan­i­cal En­gi­neers (EME), an arms and ser­vice branch of the In­dian Army that pro­vides tech­ni­cal ad­vice to other units and con­ducts re­cov­ery op­er­a­tions dur­ing times of peace and war.

The six women who un­der­took the jour­ney were: Lieu­tenant Colonel Man­meet Kaur, Ma­jor R K Nir­ban, Ma­jor Gazelle Sa­reen, Ma­jor Deepti Bhat, Lieu­tenant K U Roji, and Lieu­tenant Priya Kashyap.

The “Ride of Hon­our” by TVS and the In­dian Army was un­doubt­edly a great ini­tia­tive and we, at Bike In­dia, wish them the best.

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