Amount Raised: Rs 193701
A carpenter by hobby and profession, I’m better known as “Maney” and was a Senior Vice President with Kotak Mahindra Bank before embarking on this journey of bliss and happiness. I quit the corporate world in 2015 and took off on a 4520 Kashmir to Kanyakumari Cycling Expedition in support of Swacch Bharat Mission of GOI and organised by Rotary Madras Midtown, along with 20 other riders.
This was my 5th fund raising effort. I have been part of 3 of our earlier fund raising Infinity Rides and have raised funds consistently.
Post retirement I have set up my Carpentry Workshop in Chennai and skillfully dole out customised furniture. The brand Maneys-Creations in wood has been regular at supporting the cause of cycling by way of prizes, event management and volunteering.
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 2019, starts from the city of Dehradun on 15th August and ends at the picturesque and highest motorable peak (18,399 ft) of Mana Pass on 23rd August.
You can have a look at the list of people we 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- Dena Bank
Branch- MG road
Account Number- 056111023913
IFSC code- BKDN0610561