Riding a bicycle in the chaotic traffic of Pune is plain scary and unsafe. But some of us do buy bicycles for the sake of exercise. Of course, the enthusiasm quickly sags and the bicycle gathers dust.
If you are in such a situation (like I was, till a week ago), keep reading.
Some people from the Indian cities of Mumbai and Pune have come together to start an initiative called ‘The Bicycle Project’. They gather such dust-gathering bicycles from various households, repair them and distribute them to the unprivilaged poor children in the remote areas.
It’s a boon for the poor children who otherwise have to walk several miles every day just to reach their schools.
The Bicycle project aims to distribute 100,000 bicycles to the underprivilaged children in remote areas.
I donated my bicycle last week. If you wish to do the same, you can contact the Bicycle Project on the India numbers given below. Volenteers will come to your doorstep and collect the bicycles, repair them and distribute them.
Mumbai – Hemant Chhabra – 9820149022
Pune – Kiran Deolalkar – 9920769666
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