With the only one aim of helping orphans, a group of techies from Hyderabad peddled 1200 kilometre for supporting health, education and livelihood of a group of orphaned children. The 16 IT professionals started their journey in bicycles from Hyderabad on cycles on February 8 to Rameshwaram.
The techies embarked on the mission for almost 300 orphans who stay in a hostel run by Global Aid. For the last ten years, the techies have been supporting these orphans. They have named their ride as Abdul Kalam Ride as 2020 is synonyms to his vision.
The techies told the media that they have built a school among other things for these children.
This is not the first time that these techies are peddling for these children. In 2017, they took a 300 kilometre journey to Amaravati. Te next year they pedalled to Vizag. In 2019, they travelled 129 Kilometre to Mysore. The techies collected about Rs 20 laskh in these travels.
The fund is raised through online campaign. The funds are directly transferred to the beneficiary through Milaap. This brings transparency to the whole process, the techies said.
The techies are aged 26 to 54 and work for various multinational and corporate companies.