A 65-km exclusive women’s cycle rally was organised from Baramulla to the Line of Control near Kaman Aman Setu, Uri, on September 12.
This was the first time in Kashmir that an exclusive women-only cycling event of this magnitude was held. At least 140 women from across the country participated of which the eldest was Anupama Bhave, 75. Model, actor and sports enthusiast, Milind Soman and his wife, Ankita Konwar, flagged off the event and also participated in it.
Speaking on the occasion, Lt Gen DP Pandey, GOC Chinar Corps, spoke about the role of women in Kashmiri society.
He said society can only be as progressive as its women. He exhorted young girls to take up sports for an active and healthy life.