Ricardo100 Global Challenge climbs the Himalayas and heads for China

Ricardo100 Global Challenge climbs the Himalayas and heads for China
03 June 2015

The Ricardo India Global Challenge team (L-R): Saad Ashraf, Amit Arora, Shashank Jain, Rohanjit Menon, Ankush Bhayekar, Rajinder Paul
The Indian leg of the Ricardo Global Challenge around the world charity relay has passed through the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh – taking-on the Indian-Tibet highway, a road that the Indian Border Roads Organisation terms the ‘world’s most treacherous’

From the start of the Indian leg of the Ricardo100 Global Challenge at the residence of the British High Commissioner in New Delhi, the two Mahindra Scorpios driven by the team from Ricardo India headed North through Haryana, the city of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, and onwards towards the Chinese border in the mountains of the Himalayas. With many stops in towns and villages to raise interest in the event, its charitable causes, and to raise general awareness in engineering and technology, the Indian leg has been extremely successful.

Carrying the baton forward into the Himalayas“We were really pleased to have played our part in the Ricardo100 Global Challenge,” commented Ricardo India president Mayank Agochiya. “We have been honoured to take this rally from the heart of New Delhi to the villages and towns of the Himalayas, spreading word of Ricardo and raising money for our supported charities." 

A stop on the Indian-Tibet highway"It has been fantastic for the Ricardo India employees who have participated in this leg and it is with some pride that we now pass-on the baton to our colleagues at Ricardo China for the next leg.  Once again, I would like to express my thanks to Mahindra for the loan of the two Scorpios – featuring their Ricardo transmissions – which were used for this very exciting part of our around the world journey.”   

The roads will always pose a challenge but these are just the opportunities!The Ricardo100 Global Challenge is being run as part of the company’s celebrations of the 100th anniversary of its formation in 2015. Teams of Ricardo employees are taking part in sections of the relay using vehicles of significance to Ricardo’s past and present, visiting places of significance to the company, as well as events such as the reception and business networking session in New Delhi. The teams are raising money for local, national and international charitable causes, and Ricardo has pledged to match the first £15,000 in total donations.


A full list of the charities supported can be found on the Ricardo100 web site, including links and information on how to donate:
http://www.ricardo100.com/Ricardo-100-Global-Challenge/Charity-Fundraising-(1).  For further information as the Ricardo100 Global Challenge progresses, follow @Ricardo100Years and the hashtag #Ricardo100 on Twitter, or see the real-time tracking updates at http://ricardo100.com/tracker.

The Ricardo100 baton in the Himalayas

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