Drive for green Bihar: 59 cars take part in rally

PATNA: The 8th car rally organized by the Lions Club of Patna Femina was jointly flagged off from the petrol pump near Boring Road crossing here on Sunday morning by DGP Abhayanand and IOC general manager BB Chaudhary. The rally concluded at Rajgir.

As many as 59 cars participated in the rally which had three categories. There were 14 cars in the ‘all women’ category, in which the navigator and driver both were women, 20 in ‘couple’ category where either the navigator or driver was a woman, and the remaining 25 cars in ‘general’ category.

For the ‘all women’ category, the prize money was Rs 20,000, while in the remaining two categories it was Rs 15,000 each.

For the first time ever, one participant each from the UK and US participated in the rally along with one participant each from Kolkata, Ranchi and Jamshedpur.

This year, the slogan of the rally was ‘Drive for green Bihar’, with the motto to make the people of Bihar aware to come forward and fulfil the Bihar government’s vision of a ‘green Bihar’.

“This time, our focus is on making people aware of the need to protect environment. Funds raised through this rally will be used for providing health care and education to underprivileged children, health check-up of weaker sections of society, running leprosy centre, donation of artificial limbs and blood,” said Rita Kumar, president of the club.

The rally’s format was based on TDS (time, distance, speed), with a minimum average speed of 45km per hour.

Winners of the rally will be announced at the award ceremony to be held here on December 21.

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