Triumph Motorcycles celebrated India’s Independence Day by flagging off a special ‘Freedom Ride’ across its dealerships. In collaboration with an NGO called Smile Foundation, the ride was aimed to raise money for educating girl children from across the country. Celebrating the spirit of freedom, 513 riders from the Riders Association of Triumph groups participated in the ride.
This ride for a cause was flagged off from Triumph dealerships across fifteen locations in Mumbai, Pune, Delhi-NCR, Kochi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Ahmedabad.
As per Triumph Motorcycles, The Smile Foundation is a non-profit organisation that conducts various projects that benefit over 4 lakh underprivileged children and their families. So far, the NGO conducted over 250 welfare projects on education, healthcare, livelihood and women empowerment across 25 states in India.
Shoeb Farooq, General Manager, Triumph Motorcycles India, said: “In a country like ours where the girls have very little access to education, it is important to create opportunities for them to learn, grow and evolve… our objective is to create awareness and support girls so that they receive quality education, which help them better their lives.”
“We are happy to partner with Triumph for five years in a row to support the cause of education, which is the very foundation of Smile. We believe in education for all and girl child in particular as they form the foundation, the backbone of every family,” said Santanu Mishra, co-founder, and trustee, Smile Foundation.
“If we educate our girls today, they will be informed wives, mothers, and caregivers tomorrow. This is not just important for the progress of a home, but integral to the healthy growth of the nation as a whole,” said Mishra.