I am Ananya Vedwan, a 12 year old student of Dehradun. I am not a professional cyclist but for an apart-from- daily life experience I am attending this cycling expedition from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. Inspite of being disabled these para-athletes are faster than me. This inspires me to ride to the cause of raising awareness and funds for divyangajans. Aditya Mehta Foundation is an organization which aids people with disabilities to pursue sports while providing self-sustenance and hence I got inspired by these people and joined this ride and I am loving to be a part of this magnanimous and exciting ride….
Why am I doing this?
The Aditya Mehta Foundation is a NGO that supports physically challenged people in our nation to pursue sports and support them from the grassroot level by providing counseling, training, equipment and help them to live a life with dignity. In the last five years the foundation has supported a surplus of 150 para-athletes with prosthetic limbs, specialized sports equipment, and sponsorships. This sort of support costs anywhere in between Rs 40,000/- to Rs. 5Lakhs per person. Many of these para athletes who seek support from the foundation have won more than 80 International medals for our country in various International Games. The Infinity Ride is a fundraising ride which helps the Foundation to support more such people, with the aim of
- Helping more and more physically challenged people unlock their true potential and fulfill their true potential and lead more fulfilling lives, and
- Putting up a strong Indian Contingent at the 2020 Paralympics.
This year the Infinity Ride 2020 , starts in November, from the northern state of Kashmir to the southern most part of India, kanyakumari ! I’m excited and honoured and eagerly looking forward to be a part of this experience.
You can have a look at the list of people they have supported over here:
It would mean a lot to the entire Foundation if you contributed to my fundraising campaign for this cause. To donate via NEFT (preferable), you can send money to the following account:
- Name- Aditya Mehta Foundation
- Bank- Bank of Baroda
- Branch- MG road
- Account Number- 66550200000791
- IFSC code- BARB0DBMGRO