Visakhapatnam: In a bid to promote safe driving, gender equality and the education of women, Dawoodi Bohra women in the city organised a car rally cum treasure hunt on Sunday. Participants had to drive between 14 far flung points across the city and complete assigned tasks.
The event was organised under the auspices of the local community trust. The rally cum treasure hunt was organised as part of the 76th birth anniversary of their spiritual leader His Holiness Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS. A total of 46 members from the community, including 23 women, participated in the event.
Speaking about the initiative, Mariya Johar, who secured the second position said, ‘The aim of the event is to champion the cause of women empowerment, education and safe driving. Our spiritual leader advocates equal rights for women in all aspects including management of socio-religious affairs of the community.’
The rally was flagged off at Yendada and participants drove to many parts of the city including Gnanapuram, Maharanipeta, Dasapalla Hills, Shivaji Park and Hanumanthwaka Junction.
Elaborating on the unique rally, Sakina Johar, another participant said, ‘The treasure hunt included solving crossword puzzles, mathematical problems, general knowledge questions, number games, photography and ultimately forming an eight by driving in reverse. The person who collected the most number of flags within three hours won.’
While Taha Veera and Mohammed Tambawala emerged as winners, mother son duo Mariya Johar and Abdulhussain Johar were the runners ups.
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