93rd to 99th recipients – Pune to Ratnagiri ride of 350 kms.

93 94 95 96 98 99 tricycle and bike by vedant hinduja and dr ram

Nov 17th 2014.

Mukul Madhav Foundation and Bicycle Angels (Finolex and Ashok Leyland) Cyclothon 2014, Pune to Ratnagiri; Riding 50 kms a day; 1st Day at Pune.
Vedant Hinduja donated a tricycle to a young adult who works at a pain factory; and Dr Ram Dhillon donated a bicycle to a young woman (a rescued sex-worker who has been helped to return to mainstream life.).
Both arranged by Mukul Madhav Foundation.

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93rd recipient of livelihood bicycle: Kishan Jadhav.

Mukul Madhav Foundation and Bicycle Angels Cyclothon 2nd day. Pune to Shirwal 65 kms riding; bicycle donated to kishan jadhav by KS; kishan is 35 and a fisherman. He will use the bicycle to transport his children to school and to carry his fish basket to various markets around Shirwal.

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94th recipient of livelihood bicycle: Ananda Kamble. 50. Umbraj, Satara.

3rd day. Mukul Madhav Foundation and Bicycle Angels Cyclothon 2014.
Bicycle donated by Dilnaz; thanks to MMF.
Ananda is an agriculture labourer, grows his own produce, walks around 8 kms to sell his produce.

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95th recipient of livelihood bicycle: Akshay Maruti Patil. (18) – Kokrud,

4th day, Mukkul Madhav Foundation and Bicycle Angels Cyclothon 2014; – Pune to Ratnagiri. (Riders: Dr Ram Dhillon and Rakesh Bakshi, riding 50 to 60 Kms daily.

Akshay works with a dentist at Kokrud, from 7 am to 9am, and then goes to college, he wants to complete his graduation. If he walks to wok and to college, it takes him 90 minutes. If he commutes by bus he spends Rs 40 a day on public transport. A bicycle will help his save that money. His father is a farmer.

Thank you to MJ Arvind and Meghna Rodrigues, for donating this bicycle to Akshay, with the help of Mukul Madhav Foundation, Pune. Arvind dedicated this donation to his beloved parents, and Meghna to her family. Thank you.

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96th recipient of help (livelihood bicycle) : Sanjay Bapu Ghode. 45;

4th day of Mukul Madhav Foundation (and Bicycle Angels) Cyclothon 2014, Pune to Ratnagiri. 4th day at Umraj, Satara. (And medical camp for less privileged children, held by MMF at the Zilla Parishad School..)

Sanjay is a mason’s assistant. His family owns some amount of agriculture land, however its not enough to sustain his family. Settled in Satara region now, previously he worked for many years in Mumbai, however, because of the ill health of his parents he reverse-migrated back to his village at Kokrud.and earns his livelihood by doing odd jobs, as a mason’s assistant and some agriculture too, the latter being immensely dependent of the benevolence of nature, rains.

Sanjay, a devoted son who stemmed his own ambition to work in the big city, only to be with his parents, is how he came across to us, Mukul Madhav Foundation (who identified him for us) and myself.
This bicycle is donated to Sanjay by Surabhi Shah; with the assistance of MMF. Thank You.

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97th recipient of help (livelihood bicycle) : Gaurav Gajanan Lingayat. (18).
Recipients of donated bicycle: Gaurav and Tushar Lingayat.

5th day of Mukul Madhav Foundation (and Bicycle Angels/Finolex/Ashok Leyland) Cyclothon 2014, Pune to Ratnagiri.
5th day at Pali, Ratnagiri. (And medical camp for less privileged children, held by MMF at Maratha Mandir School and College.)

Gaurav is 10th Std. pass, and is currently studying to be an Electrician at ITI, Pali. His father is a farmer. In the morning Gaurav delivers milk and newspaper to various homes, to supplement the family’s agricultural income. He has a bicycle he uses to deliver milk, but it is in a dilapidated state. They were very happy someone offered them a brand new bicycle!

Gaurav’s younger brother, Tushar (17) studies in school, and the bicycle will be shared by both brothers, so it makes this donation even more worthy, for me. Tushar wants to be a motor mechanic when he grows up. (The boy in the accompanying picture is Tushar.)

This bicycle was donated to Tushar and Gaurav by Varsha Kalani;
Mukul Madhav Foundation helped us identify this family at Pali, thank you very much. We presented the bicycle to them during the medical camp organized by MMF for the less privileged children at a school at Pali.

I must add, the bicycles donated beyond the limits of my city, Mumbai, since Monday 17th Nov 2014, have been made possible even thanks to MMF, Pune; their presence in the service of the less privileged in many parts of rural Maharashtra is proven and commendable.

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98th recipient of help (livelihood bicycle) : Krushna Panchal; (34); Golap, Ratnagiri.

(Last day of Mukul Madhav Foundation (and Bicycle Angels/Finolex/Ashok Leyland) Cyclothon 2014, and Medical Camp for less privileged children; from Pune to Ratnagiri, riding 50 kms a day, halting for medical camps by MMF at Shirwal, Umbraj, Kokrud, Pali and Ratnagiri.)

Krushna has two daughters and lives with his wife and parents at Kolambe. He is a daily wages laborer, working at construction sites, and he also sells biscuits (khari biscuits, bread sweet toasts) from shop to shop in and around Pawas, Golap and his own village.

The new bicycle, donated to him by Nidhi and Rohit Sood, with the assistance of MMF, will help him ride to more villages and make greater sales, and also help his carry some construction raw materials and tools when he gets work on and off as a daily wages construction site worker.

Thank you Nidhi and Rohit for donating this bike to Krushna, he was identified to us by Mukul Madhav Foundation, and its MMF who helped me reach this needy person, and some others since 17th Nov, 450 kms from my own home in Mumbai.

Krushna’s daughter studies at Mukul Madhav Vidyalaya, Golap, where the students, I realized, speak English with quite ease, even though their primary language is Marathi. I thought that is commendable, since languages that you do not speak at home are most often very challenging to be at ease with, because you lack people in your immediate surroundings to converse in that second language with. So I felt the teachers at the school must be doing a terrific job at teaching these rural children a second language that will be of immense use to them as they grow older.

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99th recipient of help (livelihood bicycle) : Ganesh Deepak Gurav; (21) Golap, Ratnagiri.

(Last day of Mukul Madhav Foundation (and Bicycle Angels/Finolex/Ashok Leyland) Cyclothon 2014, and Medical Camp for less privileged children; from Pune to Ratnagiri, riding 50 kms a day, halting for medical camps by MMF at Shirwal, Umbraj, Kokrud, Pali and Ratnagiri.)

Ganesh sells biscuits and bread toasts from village to village around Nakhre, Ratnagiri; he was referred to MMF by their gardener, Dilip Kulya. Ganesh has a brother and they live with their parents; he His brother suffers from epileptic fits. When he is better, he wants to take him on bicycle rides.

This new bicycle, donated to Ganesh by Divya, Shreya, Sidanthi, Kavita and Sanjiv Bali; with the assistance of MMF, will help him ride to more villages and make greater sales.

Thank you Divya, Shreya, Sidhanth for donating this bike to Ganesh, identified to us by Mukul Madhav Foundation, and its MMF who helped me reach this needy person, and some others since 17th Nov, 450 kms from my own home in Mumbai.

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THANK YOU RITU; MUKUL MADHAV FOUNDATION; ASHOK LEYLAND AND FINOLEX PIPES, FOR HELPING ME REACH OUT TO RURAL MAHARASHTRA.

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