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An all woman expedition from Coimbatore to London to be flagged on Sunday

L N Revathy Coimbatore | Updated on January 15, 2018

In less than 24 hours, four women Rotarians from Coimbatore will embark on a road trip from Coimbatore to London, covering 24 countries in 70 days. The initiative is not merely to showcase the power of women (though many see this as an all women expedition) but also propagate Rotary International's literary mission.

The expedition titled XPD2470 signifies covering a total distance of 24000 km across 24 countries in 70 days to commemorate India's 70th year of Independence.

Urban Development Minister S P Velumani is to flag off the vehicle from SNR College Grounds, Avarampalayam, Coimbatore at 9.30 hours on Sunday.

The all woman car will take off with globetrotters Meenakshi Aravind, Mookambika Rathinam, Ruckmani V (all from Coimbatore) and Priya Rajpal from Mumbai along with a convoy of 70 cars and super bikes travelling a distance of 24 km to give a symbolic touch to XPD2470.

K A Kuriachan, Chief Coordinator, Rotary India Literacy Mission said this is one of the many initiatives being attempted to drive the literacy level and ultimately achieve the dream goal of 100 per cent in the next five years.

The Literary Mission drive was initiated three years back and through the “TEACH” programme, he added.

The organisers also plan to honour one woman achiever in each of the cities, where a halt for the night is planned.

In Coimbatore, Rajshree Pathy, Chairperson, Rajshree Group will be honoured, Kuriachan said.

They will halt for the night at Chennai after a brief stop over at Puducherry.

For more details on the route map, log on to 2470ind.org

Published on March 25, 2017

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