Gearing Up for the Rally
Since Kailash, I am yet to get back to the ashram. From Kathmandu, I went straight to Singapore for an evening event at the Global Citizen Forum.
One more pathbreaking event was the flag-off of the electric car made by the Chinese automobile manufacturer BYD – sounds like “bad?” No, the cars are surprisingly good, and Uber services are going electric in Singapore.
From the less-than-a-day visit there back to India. First to Mumbai for a series of media events for the Rally for Rivers. Then Chennai, Bengaluru, and now in Delhi for a whole lot of media interactions and events for the Rally for Rivers.
In Chennai, we had a “Mystic Eye” event with over forty-five hundred people. It’s been some time since we had any sort of public event there, and it was good to make the contact.
I also addressed IPS officers of Tamil Nadu along with their families. It’s great to see a police force so humble and dedicated as the Tamil Nadu State Police.
Chennai, Bengaluru, and now Delhi have been a blitz of minute-to-minute schedule. Great to see all the media houses going beyond their usual boundaries and committing to Rally for Rivers. Every section of society is so absolutely enthused about the cause of Rivers that it is almost like the nation was waiting for this Rally for Rivers.
Endorsements and support are pouring in from all directions like a flood. This should surely translate into making our Rivers flow for always. There is a lot more work, though – this is only the beginning.
This is the beauty and greatness of this nation – though of incredible diversity, contradictory in every way possible, when it comes to truly important aspects, it comes together as one.
Tonight back to Bengaluru for a few important shoots, and then driving the Rally vehicle to Coimbatore.
One highlight of a lighter sort for me has been to be back on two wheels. During my riding days, we did not have this sort of machines. It is good to be back on a motorcycle, thanks to the Rally for Rivers. In all major cities, there will be a spin on two wheels with the locals.
May you know the joy of leaving a legacy of wellbeing for all.
Rally for Rivers,