Driving challenge: Bharulata Kamble
A PLUCKY adventurer is hoping to become the first woman to drive solo through the Arctic Circle from the UK to India next month.
Bharulata Kamble will begin her charity challenge on July 30, which is expected to take 75 days to complete.
The British Indian will traverse 32 countries in two continents and is expected to cover 32,000 km (20,000 miles) driving through three deserts and nine mountain ranges. Kamble will begin her journey in Luton.
Her record attempt is aiming for a place in the Guinness World Records.
“As a British Asian of Indian heritage, I am passionate about promoting both the UK and India,” she said.
“I am particularly keen to celebrate the unique and special relationship that has been fostered between the UK and India over the generations. Both the UK and India have rich and world-renowned cultures and share much in common.
“I hope this will generate great interest from many sections of society and achieve the objective of celebrating the UK and India; the special ties between these nations and promoting the two countries worldwide through every country reached during the record attempt.
“Through this challenge I will be spreading the message of ‘save girls, educate girls’ and promoting women’s empowerment, which greatly affects society, particularly in India.”
Cash raised from the challenge will go towards two UK cancer charities and organisations in India that promote the education of girls and provide medical care to the poor and underprivileged in rural regions.