Flags bearing the message ‘No child in India shall remain derived of education because of hunger’ flickered in air as the bikes with thunderous rumble took off for a rally organized by Akshaya Patra in Hyderabad.
Over 300 two-wheelers such as Royal Enfield, Triumph, Harley Davidson, Suzuki, Renegade Commando, Regal Raptor and India Motor Cycle participated in Akshaya Patra’s ‘Outride Hunger’, a motorcycle pep rally.
The event intended to spread awareness about the elimination of classroom hunger. The rally commenced with motivating speeches by dignitaries of Akshaya Patra Foundation (APF) and ISKCON like Madhu Pandit Dasa— President of ISKCON Bangalore, Sri Swayambhu, Sri Lakshmi Narasimha and Sri Swamy Kshetram. The rally started from Banjara Hills cruising through Necklace Road, Jubilee Hills, Madhapur, Hitech city, Lingampally and finished at Gachibowli Stadium.
Executive Director of Akshaya Patra, Sridhar Venkat briefed the audience about working of APF kitchens and how stringently they maintain a high standard of quality of food incessantly.
Chanchalapathi Dasa, Vice Chairman of APF, pointed up the philosophy behind the Foundation’s vision and mission. Chairman of APF, Madhu Pandit Dasa highlighted the significance of providing a nutritious meal to deprived children who are the future India. The session was overall quite instructive for the audience. Satya Gaura Chandra Dasa, President APF—Telangana and Andhra Pradesh among others were present at the flag-off ceremony.
The foundation was applauded by the masses for cumulating the biker community for a social cause. At present, the foundation is serving more than 90,000 school children in Medak and it is planning to expand their operations in Warangal by serving more 65,000 government school children.
The rally saw a huge footfall as volunteers included biker enthusiasts from several groups including the Biking Buddies, Bangalore Motorcycle Club, Alpha Tribe, Royal Indian Enfield Owners Club, Bajaj Avenger Club and Royal Riders’ Club participated in the event.
All the volunteers put up their hand to support the Akshaya Patra’s rally since it was for an initiative for children.