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6th Gurgaon - Jaipur Women Car Rally

6th Interstate Women Car rally organized by UTHAAN ,NGO working for making Gurgaon Green and Energy Conservation. We're organizing this rally since 2007 - Rally is gaining popularity year by year. This year we have got participation from whole NCR, Ahmedabad, Bhopal , Chennai , Ghaziabad, Agra and other parts of India.

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Theme of the Rally was - GREEN GURGAON We try to motivate people to plant trees and adopt green patches. Uthaan has developed and maintaining green patches in Gurgaon in association with Municipal Corp. of Gurgaon and HUDA.

This is T.S,D format of rally i.e Time , speed and distance. Rally participants drove their cars within existing traffic following all traffic rules. Traffic violation incurred penalty points.

There were 35 interesting prizes at stake e.g Oldest Vehicle, Oldest Participant youngest participant , Most dangerous Driver, Most enterprising Team, most cooperative Team, Happy-go-lucky Team. These were in addition to usual winner, runners and other prizes.

Oldest Participant in Rally was born in 1933 & YOUNGEST IN 1988

Date - 7th April 2012

Flag Off venue - Fortune Select Excalibur Hotel

Route » Gurgaon - Dharuhera - Bhiwadi - Alwar -Baswa - Sikendra - Bhadrawati Palace , Bhandarej

Total Distance - 267 kms

No.of participants - 75

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In addition to Rally which is on TSD format, participants interacted with Local Artisans at Baswa (potters) & Sikendra (Stone Carving)

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Women Car rally is unique initiative started by Uthaan in 2007.

There was no Car rally for women at that time and Uthaan being a Woman centric organization took the challenge of organizing it first time in 2007. We started with 28 brave ladies in 2007 and set up Indian Record of India's Longest Women Car rally that year itself. Since then this event is growing by leaps and bounds - In fact now we get participants from Bhopal, Ahmadabad, Hyderabad and Chennai. Last year in 2011 there were 96 participants.

Women Car Rally is meant for those Ladies who dare to take part in Rallies but so far not able to do it by some reasons. This is based on TSD format Viz Time, Speed and Distance. Rally is more towards adhering road rules and regulation and than winning it.

It remains most of the time on main roads with 5% off roader. However lot of interesting formats are added subsequently e.g. reverse driving (breaking another myth that ladies cannot back the vehicle).

Rally takes the participants to Rural India - we make sure they interact with Local artisans like potters, blacksmiths to have real interaction. NGO is working at grass root level so we take participants to meet our real workers and members.

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