Bharulata Kamble at BBC radio studio
Bharulata Kamble at BBC radio studio
A law graduate and a film producer, Bharulata Kamble is all set for a solo drive to India in what could be an epic journey covering 32,000 km in 75 days. Reason: To save the girl child.

She is now just waiting for a send-off from Mayor of Luton Tahir Khan, who is hosting a pre-departure tea party for the “Luton girl” on August 8 at the Town Hall.

A British woman of Indian origin, Kamble is on a world record-breaking mission that will take her across nine time zones, Arctic Circle and 32 countries.

A Gujarati who is settled in Britain, Kamble said her world record attempt is a mission with a cause - to spread the message of “save the girls and educate the girls” in Asian cultures.

The 42-year-old, a mother of two, will also raise funds for two UK-based cancer charities and support a residential school for tribal girls and a health care project for underprivileged in rural India.

“On completion of my journey and when I am successful, I hope to put the name of Luton, my home town, on the world map,” said Kamble, who is expecting a large gathering of community leaders, local MPs and Councillors and the local people at the reception.

If she completes her journey, she would become the first woman to hold the world record for solo driving 32,000 kms.

To achieve this, she plans to travel 708 km north of the Arctic Circle in a world record breaking attempt.
Before Kamble, Victor Bruce had drove 400 km north of Arctic Circle 89 years ago setting the world record.

Kumble will touch the northern most point of Europe in Arctic Circle and hoist India flag at the last road point.

She will come down to Europe, enter Russia and drive to China through Central Asia. Kumble will enter India from Manipur and make her way to New Delhi before reaching Mumbai where she will be received by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

She will end her road trip at Mahad in Raigarh district of Maharashtra.

She has prepared well for the tough mission undergoing four rigorous test drives that included a 1,740 km journey from Southern England to Aberdeen, Scotland in less than 18 hours.

For her mission, she has also received support from the 10 Downing Street, which appreciated her effort and backed her mission for raising awareness for women’s right and education for girls.

Support has also come from most of the Indian-origin Members of Parliament, who have backed her mission for the cause.

But that’s not all. She will put her experience in a book ‘My Transcontinental Odyssey.’

What is commendable about her effort is that she survived a serious road accident in which she suffered multiple injuries and post traumatic disorder. But that never hindered her determination to march forward. Her journey begins this month end.
 
 

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Bharulata Kamble with Maharashtra Chief Minister Mr. Devendra Fadnavis

Bharulata Kamble with Maharashtra Chief Minister Mr. Devendra Fadnavis

Bharulata Kamble with Indian-origin British MP Mr. Virendra Sharma

Bharulata Kamble with Indian-origin British MP Mr. Virendra Sharma
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