College student Mitus Chavda on a solo bike ride across India for disabled soldiers

23-year-old Mitsu Chavda, a college student from Gujarat, set off on bike ride across India in November this year to create awareness about paraplegic soldiers. This week, she reached Bhubaneswar as part of her nationwide 'Ride for Soldiers'.

Bike aims to create awareness about paraplegic solders & their sacrifice

Chavda said that the soldiers become disabled serving their country but get no recognition for their service and sacrifice. Through the ride, she wants to create awareness. She has covered 5000 kms in six states including Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.

During her trip Chavda has been visiting schools, colleges and clubs to talk to people about the lives of paraplegic soldiers. She says that so far she has not faced any safety issues except for the lack of enough clean toilets for women.

Safety not an issue. Lack of clean toilets is, says Chavda.

Her journey has been changing due to bad weather conditions and unplanned events. She learned how to ride a bike just one day before she started the trip.

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