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.