The 3,500-km Indian leg of Rickshaw Run – Mongol Rally, held from Shillong (Meghalaya) to Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) in India. 160 adventurists rode on auto-rickshaw, onomatopoeically called Tuk-Tuks, from around the world to raise funds for clean drinking water. The race comprises of 67 teams, including 30 women Tuk-Tukians.
Former Meghalaya Home Minister Robert Garnett Lyngdoh flagged off the Race from Shillong on September 9, 2012. The race is organised by UK-based group “The Adventurists.” It’s an initiative, by the not-for-profit social enterprise, Frank Water, to provide sustainable, affordable, clean drinking water for communities around the world, including India. The current batch of adventurists has already raised over 50,000 Pounds for official charities in India.
160 Rickshaw Runners hailing from Canada, Norway, Egypt, Spain, Singapore, Bahrain, New Zealand and Hong Kong took part in the grand Mongol Rally.
Photos by: Candace Rardon