TVS Motor Company declared the completion of Himalayan Highs Season 2 on Tuesday. The women riders from across the India was riding to the world's highest motorable road, Khardung La, on a TVS Scooty Zest.
The solo rider Anam Hashim of Himalayan Highs Season 1, associated with a group of other women riders earns a place in India Book of Records for being the first group of women riders to reach Khardung La on an 110cc scooter.
The ride started on August 11, 2016, from Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), the Season 2 completed on August 21, 2016, when the women riders successfully reached the 18,340 feet Khardung La.
The 10 riders who guided by Anam on this epic ride were, Megha Chakraborty (Bilaspur), Kapoor Mistry (Mumbai), Roshni Somkuwar (Nagpur), Garima Kapoor (Lucknow), Ebronah Dorothy (Chennai), Pallavi Fauzdar (Dehli), Antara Pal (Bengaluru), Trupti Sarmalkar (Mumbai), Surbhi Tiwari (Bengaluru), and Shruthi Naidu (Bengaluru).
The Vice President - Marketing (Scooters), TVS Motor Company, Aniruddha Haldar said, "the Season 2 of Himalayan Highs has been a grand success and we are excited that the initiative was recognised by the India Book of Records. The riders showed their full attitude and determination battling the weather and altitude, while they rode TVS Scooty Zest 110 to the record books. This month has been a month of successful Indian women across the globe and we are happy our riders have also earned dignity. These 11 women riders are grat example of the new age Indian women and an inspiration for those who want to go after their dreams."
Himalayan Highs Season 2 started in June 2016 and witnessed the huge amount of response across the country with about 50,000 enquiries from women riders and enthusiasts across all 29 states and select union territories. The applicants were assessed and shortlisted based on physical fitness, psychographics, mental strength and then they were trained well as they came with different riding talents.