‘Cyclists for Change’ on a Mission to Raise Rs. 50 Lacs for Girl Child Education

Dhanshri Sharma updated on : 22 Jul 2016

Two cyclist from Mumbai rode from Kanyakumari to Khardungla on a bamboo bike to raise money for girl child education.


Sumeet Paringe (26) and Prisiliya Madan (22), cycling enthusiasts from Mumbai, are on a mission to raise funds for girl child education. Extremely passionate about the subject, the two young cyclists have taken up a challenge to collect over Rs. 50 lacs by spreading awareness about girl child education through their cycling expedition.

The ‘Cyclists for Change’ flagged off their journey on their bamboo bike, today from Kanyakumari and are expected to travel 11 states in the next 70 days.

“Education is the key to empower women and girls, which helps bring about social equality. When you educate a girl, you educate a family”, says Sumeet Paringe as he started with the journey.

Prisiliya who has always been encouraged by her parents to live her dreams has just completed her Masters in Computer Science and believes that every girl should be given the opportunity to pursue education. 

The ride is rather unique given that the cyclists are travelling on bamboo bikes specially designed and manufactured for them by Godrej.

This is the first time in India that any cyclist will ride this route and distance on a Bamboo bikes. Committed to girl empowerment through education and skilling, Godrej brought on board IIMPACT, a registered Non-Government Organisation (NGO) and crowd funding platform Fuel a Dream to support this cause.

Individuals can contribute towards girl education by visiting the Fuel a Dream website, which has already raised approximately Rs. Six Lacs even before the journey began!

The team looks forward to supporting the education of 1500 girls at the minimum, which is the objective of this initiative.



About Godrej & Boyce

Godrej & Boyce, the holding company of the Godrej group operating across 14 diverse businesses, began its journey in 1897.

The company started with the manufacturing of high quality locks and continues with its outstanding engineering capabilities across diverse categories – from consumer goods and furniture, precision manufacturing and aerospace, infrastructure development, and industrial logistics to real estate and power distribution.

Headquartered in Mumbai, Godrej & Boyce specializes in appliances, furniture & interiors, security solutions, locking solutions, AV solutions, vending, material handling, industrial logistics, aerospace, nuclear power, defense, precision tools, process equipment, power infrastructure, real estate, green building consulting. Godrej is one of India’s most trusted brands serving over 1.1bn customers worldwide, every day.

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