A BIG THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED
I was able to
successfully deliver the accumulated books to Govt Middle School in Shaka, Leh.
They were happy to see our effort and we were happy to that they appreciated and
used the books.
The Original Idea:
I have been planning to ride to the some of the remotest villages in himalayas, next year and after meeting StrikingViking i wanted give my ride
more than just the reason of my personal happiness. I wanted it to be for a
cause and after hours of thinking, a kid showed me the way. I wish I had my
camera when I saw this kid full of excitement and joy while he was trying to
read a bike's advertisement of a roadside. After that what happened in my
mind was a ripple effect.
The idea :
A picture is worth a thousand words, they say. And my idea is to donate
picture books, comic books, educational material, Old bike magazine, DVDs,
CDs to schools in some of the remotest parts of India. Some of those parts
are cut from rest of the country for months and have to depend on their own.
How does it
I would collect books and stuff and ride out from New Delhi to Ladakh in
Kashmir Region of India. There i would visit schools and give them the stuff
What do i
have to do :
If watching a kid discover a world, he hasnt seen before seems like a good
idea to you, then send me your old books and other stuff your think
appropriate for little kids.
money involved :
No, this is not a money making project. You send me old stuff, i give it to
them. My fuel, accomodation, food and other personal expenses of the trip
are mine and none of your worries.
guaratee my stuff reaches them :
I want you to come along and make sure it does therwise I would make a list
of stuff i have received so far and keep posting pictures. Will also, click
a thousand pictures of me giving them the stuff. :)
Can i Join :
There can be nothing better if you come along. I would get a chance to show
you my country. Though I can guaratee that this is not going to be your
usual ride-eat-beer-sleep-repeat trip :)
What do you
get out of it :
An awesome ride report and more stories to tell.
Whats in it
for me if i join :
Long flight, jet lag, spicy food, long winding roads, untouched scenery,
diarrhea. Total Happiness.
I still dont
like the idea :
I thank you for your time and appreciate your honest opinion. If you even
come to india, give me a call.
Who are your
Im promoting you sir and im
promoting everyone who is part of ADV.
So whats the
Send the stuff to my home
E-135, Ashok Vihar, Phase - 1
New Delhi - 110052
A very close friend of mine says "I would love to lighten up other people's
lives and then glow in their light". That's what i want to do. I know that
those kids haven't seen many a things that we have. Giving them an
opportunity to see outside world will make them happy and that's the entire
point of the trip.
Please remember that this ride is planned for next year somewhere in the
month of June - August. It may be too early to post this idea but i want as
many people to participate as possible.