Freedom Pedals reaches unused cycles to deserving kids

Three years ago when Sampath Ramanujam, Founder of Anvaya Foundation travelled to Kaiwara, along with his family, he met two girls who were playing happily with a fully damaged cycle with no bell, no brake and not even a seat. It was then that he realised that around 30 to 40 cycles were lying unused in each block of his apartment.

That incident inspired Anvaya Foundation team to come up with the concept of “Freedom Pedals”.  He along with others started an initiative to make use of these cycles.

For the past three years, they have been collecting unused cycles from across Bengaluru and distribute them to underprivileged government school students. Anvaya Foundation takes care of transportation and repair.

Team Anvaya on the occasion of cycle distribution at Dommasandra Government School.

This year they have confirmed 150+ cycles so far and counting. The first 50 cycles are now transported, serviced and distributed in K Dommasandra Government School in a function held on September 8th which was attended by MLA Arvind Limbavali, according to a press release.

“There are many volunteers and convenors working across Bengaluru for this selfless effort. Girish Kumar an active convenor of Marathalli area and lead for 2017-18, Sridevi Shetty convenor for Whitefield, Devan Kunwar convenor for KR Puram, Jeetu Naman and Deeya Narang from Round Table India and Vivek Ramachandran Convenor for Kadugodi. They have contributed to a great extent in our effort,” Sampath Ramanujam said in the press release.

Repaired cycles all set for distribution.

Venkataramaiah, Principal for K Dommansandra Government School has provided tremendous support in executing it on ground.

The next cycle distribution function will be organised at Seegehalli Government School on September 23rd.

If you have an unused cycle and wish to donate, please call Anvaya Foundation on 9663033699. Be Good, Do Good!

About Anvaya Foundation

Anvaya means “concerned with,” “cause and effect.” The organisation is deeply concerned about the cause and effect of happenings around. Anvaya Foundation is the result of a strong belief that concerned minds and helping hands are the best tools to enrich our society.

For the last 3.6 years, the team has worked on providing education, inculcate ethics, commitment and dedication for the betterment of society, thus connecting concerned minds to build a strong and valued society.

Other initiatives of this Foundation are:

LIGHT FOR LIFE: Fees support for the high scored underprivileged students.

HAPPY SCHOOLS: Providing white uniforms, white shoes, school bags, note books and stationeries to the government school students in village limits.

JOY OF GIVING: Supporting orphanages and old age homes for their basic needs throughout year.

ANVAYA YOUTH CLUB: Youth club members from colleges and schools are conducting tuitions for orphaned children and awareness sessions in government schools and villages.

ANVAYA SHAKTI SANGH: Women empowerment projects for the financial independence of village women.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Similar Story

City Buzz: Mumbai billboard collapse | L&T to exit Hyderabad Metro… and more

In other news this week: Trends in senior living market in cities; vision problems predicted for urban kids and the rise of dengue in Bengaluru.

Mumbai billboard collapse throws light on sorry state of civic safety At least 16 died and 74 were injured when a 100-foot-tall illegal billboard collapsed in the eastern suburb of Ghatkopar in Mumbai, during a thunderstorm on May 14th. It fell on some houses and a petrol station, disrupting life in the region. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) allows a maximum hoarding size of 40Γ—40 feet, but this billboard was 120Γ—120 feet. Last week itself, BMC had recommended action against Bhavesh Prabhudas Bhinde, 51, director of Ego Media Pvt Ltd, which owned the contract for the hoarding on a 10-year lease.…

Similar Story

Chennai Councillor Talk: Infrastructure and health are my focus, says Kayalvizhi, Ward 179

Ensuring access to good roads, education and fighting pollution are major focus areas of Chennai's Ward 179 Councillor Kayalvizhi

A nurse-turned-politician, J Kayalvizhi, Councillor of Ward 179 in Chennai, studied nursing at Christian Medical College in Vellore. Until 2006, she worked with an MNC in Saudi Arabia. Since her return in 2006, she decided to take up social service to help people in need, especially in the field of education and health. Her husband, Jayakumar, has been in politics for many years now and holds the position of divisional secretary of Ward 179 in DMK. When Ward 179 in Chennai was reserved for women, Kayalvizhi's husband encouraged her to contest in the polls to channel her interest in social…