Mangaluru Aug 18, 2015: It was not only a celebration but also a Jubilation for the school children of D.K.Z.P School Mallikatte, when 10 Autorikshaws arrived driven by foreign travelers and 20 foreign passengers hailing from U.K, U.S.A, New Zealand ,Australia, Germany, Malaysia, Spain, Barbados, and Canada.They were on a adventurous study tour, started from Mumbai and terminating at Chennai. All the school children were surprised and thrilled by their arrival, mingled and danced with them. The guests presented few gifts to children also and had Breakfast with them also had a joyful ride in their rickshaws.
It was a Autorikshaw challenge rally “Mumbai Express”-2015 organized jointly by Youth Organisation Round Table Mumbai and Chennai Round Table under their National level flagship project “FREEDOM THROUGH EDUCATION” in pursuit of educating one million rural children covering 750 schools with a total budget in involving of Rs 80 crores.
All the participating rikshaws were flagged off from Mumbai 10th August journey through Alibagh, Pune, Mahabaleshwar, Ratnagiri, Panaji, Bhatkal and reached Mangalore.
All the tourists revealed that the journey was full of joy and adventure. It was a life time experience and they are on tourism and study tour of Indian tradition, culture, cuisine and they are enjoying the hospitality of their host Round Table-115 members. They were warmly welcomed by the president Kenneth Serrao, Secretary Haron Fernades and other office bearers. After the formal and brief introduction they had a prolonged interaction. They also interacted with the school teachers and interacted with them about the standard of education in their school and standard of living of the students. They also added that they will be making a difference in the lives of the underprivileged children by raising funds for the various projects of Round Table India.
All the Rikshaws were flagged off by their senior member Deepak Ramani and wished them happy onward journey to Chennai, Via, Mysore, Bangalore, Vellore terminating at Chennai on 21 August after covering 2000 kms. The event was organized by Chennai based event management services.