This is 4th GMC, I am looking forward as a Charity rider & Mentor cyclist in this GMC 2016. As the charity rider i will be raising funds for Sandeep Seva Nilayam, An NGO which works on Leprosy Eradication works, Women Empowerment, Health Education, Child Rights, Child Labour-Education and Rehabilitation and Rehabilitation of the Disabled. As a mentor cyclist it would be fun to encourage the other riders and motivate them along the course of the GMC.
Karthik believes in "Living life to the fullest". When not working as a Project Manager, he is exploring the world running, biking or driving with his better half. He loves the mountains and canyoneering is his latest passion. He has been a part various social initiatives - some note worthy ones include teaching initiatives in government schools, clean up campaigns with The Ugly Indian and plantation drives. He is currently involved in identifying the counseling needs of kids and elders in schools, hospitals and orphanages/old age homes. Karthik also believes that every child is born with the right to education. He will participate in GMC 2016 to raise funds that will be used for the education of children.
I am Shruthi Shivashankar Murthy, working towards impacting rural education using technology. Being a nature admirer and traveller, I have discovered that cycling is one of the best ways to explore the world and explore myself.
Thus, started the journey with GMC 2013 which was my first cycling expedition. Cycling through the serene mountains of malnad made me connect to myself. Today, I am privileged to be riding for a cause in GMC 2016.
Child labour is a big social issue and of great concern today in our country. Being in child education space for 2 years and working with tribal kids of Rajasthan has helped me realize the gravity of the problem.
Every small step taken against child labour counts. I will be supporting and raising funds through my ride for Sandeep Seva Nilayam, an NGO which works for Child rights, Child Labour - Education and Rehabilitation, women empowerment and also eradicating leprosy. Looking forward to a great journey. Hope to make every pedal count.