On April 7, 2019, over 600 ladies in about 130 automobiles took half within the annual Girls’s Rally to the Valley. The fifth version of the rally, the most important one but, was flagged off from Worli, Mumbai earlier than culminating at Aamby Valley Metropolis close to Pune.
The one-day, TSD-based (Time Velocity Distance) occasion was gained by skilled rallyist Deepa Damodaran alongside along with her navigator Priyanka Videsh. The duo accomplished the rally with simply three penalty factors, which enabled them to take the victory – and together with it, a Rs 1 lakh money prize. Pradnya Chavarkar and Parul Shah completed 2nd with 5 penalty factors whereas Vinisha Sawant and Ayoshmita Biswas rounded up the rostrum with six penalty factors.
This yr’s rally noticed contributors begin off from Omkar 1973, an condo advanced in Worli, and cross by way of numerous landmarks within the metropolis like Century Bazaar, the Siddhi Vinayak temple, Shivaji Park and Dadar Plaza Cinema. The groups took the Japanese Expressway to Vashi, then caught the Mumbai-Pune freeway earlier than ending the Rally at Aamby Valley.
The Rally was launched to advertise ladies’s empowerment and was conceived, deliberate and executed fully by ladies. The theme for this yr’s rally was patriotism; and like yearly, contributors adorned their automobiles and dressed themselves within the spirit of the event.