Dr. Sarojini Monteiro , an epidemiologist and public health specialist is on a cycling expedition spreading the message on non-communicable diseases such as diabetes for women in India and the need for exercise and healthy food habits.She plans to achieve this project by cycling to the rural parts of India and introducing cycling to women.She would reach Kozhikode on December 11.
Her mission is to cycle from Leh in Kashmir to Kanyakumari in Kerala from 18th October to 23rd December 2015 covering about 4000 kms. She is doing a self-funded project for charity and would appreciate a donation of at least Rs 5 for each day she cycles which would be given to an NGO called SEVAI. A native of Goa and presently in Australia, she decided to take her message across the country using her mode of transport to do the talking — a bicycle.
Whilst on her journey, she has been interacting with people, educating them on the health and environment benefits of cycling to prevent diabetes and other non-communicable diseases .She also encourages women to cycle for commuting. On her last leg of journey to Kanyakumari, she has crossed Kannur today and staying overnight at Thalasserry. She plans to visit educational institutions and meet people in the city to spread her noble messages for the cause of society and people.