Over 800 women compete in city rally to mark Women’s Day

The flag-off took place at 8 am, as one after the other over 260 freshly painted and decorated cars set off on their 150-kilometre quest for glory.

By   |  Published: 5th Mar 2017  10:33 pmUpdated: 6th Mar 2017  1:25 am
Mumbai: Painted and colourful cars during All Women’s Rally to mark International Women’s Day in Mumbai on Sunday. Photo: PTI

Mumbai: Over 800 ladies turned up to compete in an all-women’s rally which was organised by the WIAA for the third year in succession to mark International Women’s day here on Sunday.

The flag-off took place at 8 am, as one after the other over 260 freshly painted and decorated cars set off on their 150-kilometre quest for glory.

The participants used the occasion to send out their messages to the society, with women empowerment as the most common theme. ‘One girl with courage is a revolution’ screamed one message; ‘To hell with sugar n spice’ said another, ‘we are all about talent, commitment, guts, toughness’ it added.

Interestingly, demonetisation was another popular theme with a number of colours painted in the colours of the new two thousand rupee note. Pink and green were the most common colours while a brave young girl turned her car into a chariot, with five stallions painted ahead of her bonnet.

The rally is primed to create road safety awareness for ladies and is blessed by the FMSCI, the parent body for motor sports in the country.

The winners will be felicitated at a grand awards function on March 8, the International Women’s Day. “We will conduct this highly successful rally in four more cities from next year,” Nitin Dossa, the president of WIAA, the organisers said.