In­dia-born Bharu­lata now on a new mis­sion

The Free Press Journal - - MUMBAI/STATE - STAFF RE­PORTER

Bharu­lata Kam­ble, who has set a world record by driv­ing solo 32,000km and be­come the first woman to com­plete the 2,792-km Arc­tic Cir­cle, will now drive from Lon­don to Land's End which is 1400 kilo­me­ters. She will fur­ther drive to John o' Groats to Scot­land and will hoist the In­dian flag.

Speak­ing to Free Press Jour­nal from Lon­don, Kam­ble said this is the se­cond at­tempt af­ter driv­ing to Arc­tic last year. Her ef­fort is to cre­ate aware­ness on girl child among the In­dian com­mu­nity in Eng­land.

"In­di­ans came here be­fore the In­dia mod­ernised. They have the same men­tal­ity with which they came, tra­di­tional and con­ser­va­tive. Many still go to In­dia to abort their fe­male fe­tus as it is not al­lowed here. I want to pro­mote, ed­u­cate the girl, save the girl," said Kam­ble.

Kam­ble's feat will be first of its kind in Eng­land. She has pre­vi­ously driven trans con­ti­nen­tal, cov­er­ing 32 coun­tries in 57 days and hoisted the UK flag in the Arc­tic cir­cle.

Born in Navsari district of Gu­jarat, Bharu­lata is the first In­dian woman who hoisted the In­dian flag in the Arc­tic Cir­cle.

Orig­i­nally from Navsari in Gu­jrat, Kam­ble’s in-laws hail from Ma­had in Raigad district.

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