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JAMMU: Abu Dhabi-based Sangeetha Sridhar, the Iron Lady on Wheels, who is out on a mission to propagate the message of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, on Tuesday reached Jammu and visited Heritage School.
Her car journey, which began from Mumbai, aims at covering 29 states travelling around 29,000 km to visit 150 cities in six months.
She aims to take an audit of public toilet facilities and its functionality on highways and also endeavours to prepare a report on how safe it is for women to travel alone in India.
She will hand over the findings to the Ministry of Tourism. She started with her unique road trip from Gateway of India, Mumbai on August 12 in her modified SUV Tata Hexa. After driving for more than a month and covering several Indian states she is all set to explore Jammu and Kashmir.
Heritage School along with Payal Jain, City Coordinator for Clean India Trail and J&K Tourism come forward to facilitate her journey in Jammu and help spread awareness on reducing the carbon foot print in the city.
She interacted with the school staff and shared her experiences with them. She debunked the general public and media perception that India is unsafe for women.
She told the audience that she has been overwhelmed by the amount of love and cooperation she has received during her journey. She also opined that every individual has potential, just needs to get rid of his/her mental blocks. She also talked about importance of living a simple Gandhian way of life and thus contributing towards reducing carbon foot prints. She even shared the simple techniques she was following to make her journey eco-friendly.
The Principal Heritage School, expressed his gratitude to her for sharing her experiences of her incredible journey. She’ll be camping overnight in the school and will interact with the students on the morning of September 19 to motivate and inspire them to take up the clean India drive in earnest and to see their country as one unified family without any limits of borders and states.
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