29 December 2007

Classic Autorickshaw Race

'The Ceat Classic Autorickshaw Motor Race 2007' Rally will start off from Chennai on December 31st, 2007. The Rally aims at spreading awareness and raising funds for child education in rural India.

This Autorickshaw race which spans over eight days and involves a total distance of 1,024 km, will witness 65 participants from nine countries (including India, UK, USA, Hungary, Bosnia, Croatia, Ireland and Canada). The rally, which will commence from Chennai, will traverse through southern regions such as Puducherry, Thanjavur, Madurai, Rameshwaram, Tuticorin and Courtallam, before concluding at Kanyakumari on January 8th, 2008. In addition to navigating each stage of the Rally and keeping the Autorickshaws on the road, it is also planned for participants to visit schools and distribute books and other study materials.

This year organisers of the Rally have also implemented a carbon off-setting scheme, which will see the planting of over 6,000 trees at Tiruvannamalai in association with the NGO 'Trees for the Future'.

1 comment:

Divya said...

That is funny, I never heard of the auto rickshaw race before! I don't know how you find such interesting news tidbits!