Friday 28 August 2015
Free Newspaper Asian News
The Asian Today Newspaper - Issue 201 Out Now View Issue 201 Online Now!
Register today for all the latest news from The Asian Today.
Where did you hear about us?
Get Your Free Copy of The Asian Today
YOUR FREE ASIAN COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER!
Use our store finder to find out where you can pick up your local copy of The Asian Today!
WANT TO ADVERTISE? 
Advertising in The Asian Today  is a great way to promote your business. Contact our advertising team:    
sales@theasiantoday.com
Call:  0121 314 2892


Regency

News - The Asian Today

Updated: 16:21, Tuesday May 8, 2012
        News Feed
Charity Rickshaws roar in India
Brits take on Indian Charity road trip...in three Rickshaws!
 
A TEAM of British 'rickshawalas' have returned home from a remarkable charity trek across India.
The group of nine - five guys and four girls - embarked on a 12-day Rickshaw adventure to take them through India, covering the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab and ending in Himachal Pradesh.
The journey saw the group drive three auto-rickshaws through 1800 km of notorious Indian traffic, pot-hole ridden highways and crazy truck drivers.
And while it was certainly an adventure for the group, it was all done for a good cause.
The trip was undertaken in aid of a UK based charity, CAREducation Trust, a grassroots charity which looks after more than 6000 children in various parts of the world
The Rickshawalas started in Bhuj, Gujarat at the first CARE supported centre and ended in Manali, at the Himalayan Buddhist Cultural School (HBCS), which is where the funds raised are being donated.
The team enjoyed somewhat celebrity status as they treked across India!
They received excellent support from the press, being featured in the Times of India, Hindustan Times, Punjab News Express and Divya Bhasker, not to mention receiving a personal letter from Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Gujarat, wishing them luck on this journey of a lifetime!
Now that they have completed the Rickshaw Run, their aim of raising £30,000 is now over halfway there, to help to increase the facilities at the HBCS, Manali.
"For the first time in my life I feel like I have achieved something, and seeing the smiles on the children’s faces just made the whole trip worth it," said Team Leader Nirav Shah.
"A huge credit to an amazing multi-talented team and a life changing experience for us all."
The Rickshawalas journey was all captured on video that will be released as a documentary in due course.
Donations continue to be accepted through: www.justgiving.com/careyouth

Comments

Latest Stories

Two-Year-Old Dies in Collision
Tragic Accident as Police Appeal for Witnesses
Hindus to Protest Against Play
Theatre Shows Guru in a Negative Role
Zaf’s Local Appreciation
Community Organises Event for Champ
Nowka Bais a Success
Birmingham Host First 'Dragon Race'
GCSE Success for Ark Academies
Results Continue to Rise
Vivaanta Indian Summer Party
Marks Indian Independence Day
Sameena Imam Murder
Cash and Carry Boss on Trial
Big Johns Birmingham Mela
Event ‘Bigger and Better than Ever’
Chair of Educational Trust Resigns
Waheed Saleem Steps Down Four Months After Appointed
“Lives Not Knives”
Knife Surrender Bin Launched at Green Lane Masjid
Auction

More News From The Asian Today


Entertainment

Asian Entertainment - Debut Performance at Birmingham's Symphony Hall
25/08/2015
Sain Zahoor
World-renowned Sufi musician embodies the cultural wealth and soul of Pakistan’s p...
Asian Entertainment - Muchh Phut Gabru
25/08/2015
Jordan Sandhu
Bunty Bains Productions and T Series introduce Jordan Sandhu with Muchh Phut Gabhru rele...
Asian Entertainment - Bollywood Star Talks Brothers and More
17/08/2015
Jacqueline Fernandez
Bollywood beauty Jacqueline Fernandez stars in the much-awaited sports drama, Brothe...
Asian Entertainment - Noreen Khan and the BBC Asian Network
20/07/2015
Bollywood Throughout The Ages
BBC DJ, Noreen Khan, and the team behind the popular Asian Network show have been workin...

Interviews

Asian Interviews - Harleen and Rajveen’s Personalised Clothing Range
13/08/2015
Connecting Generations through Culture
1. Introduce Yourself. Harleen & Rajveen Takhar are the creators of the award w...
Asian Interviews - Internet Craze Over Recipe Page
13/08/2015
Curry on Halima!
Halima Saleem is an average mother. Staying at home, one day she decided to create a F...
Asian Interviews - Singer Set To Release New Single
13/08/2015
Sama Blake
Sama Blake has always been passionate about writing songs, as he started writing at a yo...
Asian Interviews - Bollywood star discusses her life in the world of Bollywood with Sunny Malik
13/08/2015
Huma Qureshi
Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi is currently in London filming the Indian remake of Hol...

News

Asian News - BID Spring Cleans the Road!
24/07/2015
Spring Clean the House?
PICTURED: Section of the Soho Road in Handsworth outside the campus of South & City ...
Asian News - Manuscript Dates Back to AD 568 and 645
22/07/2015
Oldest Qu'ran Found
PICTURE CREDIT: Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham     ...
Asian News - Mother and Boyfriend Jailed
22/07/2015
Khaleel Hussain Murder
A Coventry man has been jailed for the murder of a two-year-old boy after he inflicted s...
Asian News - Community Worker to Receive FA Award
21/07/2015
Zaf’s Off to Wembley
A community hero who helped over thousands of youngsters out of a life of crime and into...

Sport

Asian Sport - Team Out for 112
17/08/2015
India Rue Lost Chances
Bowled out for 112 in the second innings on the fourth day in Galle, India lost the firs...
Asian Sport - Third Ashes Test is Sold Out
29/07/2015
Record Numbers
Warwickshire County Cricket Club has secured record aggregate ticket sales for a Test Ma...
Asian Sport - Pakistan's Women Footballer Heads to Premier League
14/07/2015
For the Love of the Game
Well if you did not follow Pakistani women football national team, you may reconsider ...
Asian Sport - Duo Win Ladies Doubles Crown
13/07/2015
Mirza and Hingis Claim Wimbledon
Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza recovered from 5-2 down in the final set...