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Mumbai Invitation- Mumbra girls breaking stereo types – cycle Rally Nov14

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Mumbra will see yet another first this Children’s Day as schoolgirls of the Mumbra Kausa TMC schools participate in a cycle rally organized by Parcham in collaboration with the Thane Municipal Corporation.

 

M.L.A Jitendra Awhad and the Hon. Municipal Commissioner of Thane Municipal Corporation, Mr. Aseem Gupta will flag off the rally at 9 am from Mumbra Station.  The rally will cover the distance from Mumbra Station to Kausa Talav, towards the stadium.

 

The rally with the theme of empowerment of girls has three key issues that it wants to highlight – their right to education, right to safety and right to recreation.

 

Parcham, known for the football initiative with girls in Mumbra approached the TMC with the proposal for a cycle rally for girls of TMC schools since even a year after been given cycles, none of the girls were using it, either because they didn’t know how to cycle or because girls cycling is unheard of in Mumbra.  The training provided by volunteers of Parcham will rid the girls of the first handicap and the rally will give the confidence of cycling on the street.  The Addl. Commissioner of Thane Municipal Corporation, Mr. Shyam Sundar Patil, and Mr. Manish Joshi have been extremely supportive of the initiative and instrumental in taking it forward.

 

We hope that this rally will boost the confidence of girls and girls cycling in Mumbra will become a common sight.

 

We hope you will be able to cover the event and help boost the morale of the girls.

 

Date: 14th November 2014

Time: 9.00 am

Flagging off from Mumbra Station

Ending at Kausa Talav, Stadium

 

For more information please contact

Sabah Khan 9870786082

Salma Ansari 8286619334

 

 

They started off as a secret sports club. What brought them together was their shared love for , a game they couldn’t dream of playing owing to their conservative family backgrounds. After all, how could young , who weren’t even allowed to step out of their homes without the ‘hijab’ (veil), run around kicking ball in an open field? But they showed exceptional courage when they defied parental dictate to pursue their passion for the sport.

http://www.kractivist.org/mumbras-muslim-girls-kick-out-stereotypes-womenrights/

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