November 28, 2016: An NRI woman from Gujarat’s Navsari district completed her solo car journey successfully and that too of 32,000 kilometres from the United Kingdom to India. She reached India at the Moreh Check post in Manipur on November 8.
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The 43-year old woman, Bharulata Kamble has expressed a desire to set up a healthcare facility in her native town. Kamble on Sunday made this announcement at her felicitation programme held in her native town Navsari which was organised by the local civic body.
Before coming down to Navsari, she had made a halt at Vadodara, she was felicitated at Mayfair Atrium art gallery.
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According to PTI, “During her journey, she traversed across 32 countries in 57 days from the United Kingdom to India to spread the message of Save girls, Educate girls.”
On the occasion, Kamble said, “through this solo drive, I connected with people in 32 countries and raised funds for setting up a healthcare facility (modern hospital) in my hometown in Navsari. I have seen my grandfather die on a hospital bed due to lack of adequate medicare in Navsari.”
She is said to be the first woman to visit the most countries in only 57 days covering a distance of over 32,000 kilometers.
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She covered the distance by driving through nine mountain ranges, three deserts and two continents. And, these include 5,500 km of mountain driving reaching an altitude of 3,700-4000 metres above sea level, and also driving through 2,500 km desert areas. This journey will also be recorded by the Guinness Book of World Records.
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