TVS ‘Ride of Honour’ Expedition
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.