An Indian-origin woman from London drove alone in a car to reach Maharashtra in support of Central government’s ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Badhao’ scheme.
Bharulata Kamble was welcomed by the Union MoS for Social Justice Ramdas Athavale here today.
“Kamble went to China via Russia. She entered India from Myanmar. She travelled through Assam to Uttar Pradesh and from there she travelled towards Maharashtra. It took her 75 days in her lone journey by car to reach Mahad in Maharashtra,” RPI (A) said in a statement.
Originally from Navsari in Gujrat, Kamble’s in-laws hail from Mahad in Raigad district.
Kamble, a professional lawyer in London, will be felicitated by state minister for social justice Rajkumar Badole tomorrow.
Her in-laws’ hail from Mahad which holds a historic significance since B R Ambedkar entered a local lake in 1927 and opened it for dalits, who were not allowed access to its waters then.
‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ is a Government of India scheme that aims to generate awareness and improve the efficiency of welfare services meant for women.