Endurance Drive – A Unique Test of Capabilities and Promoting Gender Equality2 min read
September 8: Big Bash Sports League launches a first of its kind and one of the most awaited events of the year enduring on-road and off-roading skills. This involves covering a distance of 3889 km driving from the Leh to Kanyakumari, challenging your mental and physical skills, including safety and strategy. Driver experience will include speed with safety while off-roading through the most mountain terrains to the most beautiful scenic southern greens.
Flagged off virtually by Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon. Minister of Road Transport and Highways in Mumbai on Sunday 29th morning from Raymond Compounds, the agenda of this expedition is to showcase to our Youth that driving safely on roads is fun and adventurous, as this drive will ensure drivers obey every single Traffic Law.
Associated with Round Table India, an organization that supports Freedom through Education and enables and empowers people from different walks of life, impacting 7.86 million underprivileged children building 7141 classrooms, this never attempted before the event will focus on promoting safety and creating awareness about Motor Sports. The hidden agenda is also to promote “Women” in Motorsports.
Total 73hrs of drive time with five regular pit stops at Chandigarh, Jhansi, Nagpur, Hyderabad and Bangalore, under the ambít of TSD format (Time, speed & distance) all through the drive. Seven teams of 4 drivers each will strive their best of the patience levels to win the prestigious trophy of DREAM DRIVE Season-1 and the opportunity to be a part of 4 world records.
The pioneer and brainchild of the event, Shital M Pithawalla, an Engineer, Entrepreneur and mother of two, dreams to rise beyond the orthodoxy and address the future of Indian Women in Motor Sports alongside Henil Nirban, a polymath with a lot of energy are filled with zeal and enthusiasm. He is a renowned leader in B2B marketing and is a core part of the dream drive. Also awarded as the youngest tabler of round table India and chapter leader for the state of youth Gujarat, henil takes great pride in being a sportsman with a spirit of never giving up.
In the world of the COVID pandemic, when lives have been restricted to the interiors, they endeavour to take this Dream Drive Endurance challenge and spread the message that Life still continues and the World is even more beautiful.
The flag off was done by Sh. Nitin Gadkari, Road transport minister from Mumbai!