Gurgaon bikers club to take a 'Freedom Ride' with tricolour on Independence day
While most of us have just changed our Facebook or Whatsapp profile picture to honour Independence Day, there is a passionate bikers group in Gurgaon called BRC Gurgaon, who feels that just a change of picture is not enough. While they have nothing against people with the Indian flag as their profile picture, for these bunch of ragtag bikers, the rush of the air and adrenaline is more important. Keeping this is mind, the group would ride across Gurgaon with a tricolour Indian flag on August 15 from 7:30 am.
Calling this a 'Freedom Ride,' they are inviting people to join the ride and take part in their passion for their bikes and their country. Chaitanya Dhillon, the leader and the initiator of the ride is very excited for the event and expects 35-45 bikers to turn up for the event. Starting from Huda City Centre the bikers would take a spin in the millennium city and end it with having breakfast in Roots .
Their event page is adorned by the words, ''Freedom........this innocuous sounding word assumes great meaning when we don't have it. Being born in a free country we sometimes forget the sacrifice and hardships that our previous generation faced. The pain and suffering that these brave souls endured so that we could breath freely from the terror of the foreign colonizers and invaders. Today, each one of us aspires to live in a country free from poverty, corruption, greed and selfishness.'' With a view to convert aspirations into reality, this group is striving to do something better than just laze around on Independence Day.
When asked whether today's youth is patriotic, Dhillon gives a straight no and clarifies, '' today's youth are too busy with their digital world- smartphhones, applications, tablets to actually care about patriotism. People would rather change their profile pictures, which amounts to nothing, rather go out of their house and do some real work on the ground level.''
Adding further, he says '' how does a tricolour profile picture spread awareness? I feel it would be better if a tricoloured kite with some message is flown away.'' For the day, the bikers asks of its guests riders to wear either saffron, green or white for the ride and tank up as there are no refuel breaks. Expected to finish by 9:30 am, it is a great initiative goes a long way to show that some people still care.
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