kirtee
kirtee
Associate Author

Vidhata Gothi

Monday 13 Nov 17 03:04:00 PM
Women cyclist flagged off for Pavagadh Parikrama
Women cyclist flagged off for Pavagadh Parikrama

Halol, Godhara: To update the very old tradition of Parikrama in Pavagadh, Pavagadh Parikrama Samiti with very hardship successfully completed Pavagadh Parikrama 2 years back. On this Sunday morning, 108 women cyclist were flagged off for Parikrama this year by District President Ketuben, after offering the prayers and Aarti to Shri Vagheshwari Mata. The Parikrama started from the temple and passed through Pavagadh Bus Stand, Taplavav, Gopipura, Ravaliya, Tajpura, Baska, Halol and ended at temple again.

From 14 years old girl to 82 years old lady participated in this adventure tour who traveled 44 km including the jungles of Pavagadh and visited each village on the way and encouraged the people to vote in the upcoming assembly election. They also spread the messages of women empowerment in upcoming Panchmahotsav, restoration of Pavagadh as world heritage and environmental awareness. All the villagers on their way greeted them with warm welcome and lunch program was also arranged at Tajpura village.

In this Parikrama, the 82 years old gold medalist Dr. Bhagvatiben Ojha is also Life Time Achievement award winner in swimming. Along with these, she has also received many medals by participating in several women's sports competitions.