We, the Delhi chapter, organized a massive rally of 400 bikers lead by THOR-The Harmony of RIDERS riding across 20 KMs bearing flags and posters that talk about MS and MSSI.
The rally was flagged off by Disability Commissioner, Mr. Daniyal. The rally started off from Pitampura with great enthusiasm and briefing by Thor Leaders and Bipasha Gupta regarding the objective of the ride. The 25 km ride of 2km Convoy culminated at HUDCO Amphitheatre, Ansal Plaza with the bikers catching the eyes of everyone on the street.
At the culmination point with greetings of Dholwalas beating the drum and wave of MSSI flags and resounding welcome of MSSI Members all the bikers gathered and had refreshments. The program went forward with Rehnuma Band performing a host of songs, both classics and new, and brought everyone to their feet and had people dancing. All attendees were given IMSD flags.
The band’s performance was followed by the welcome speech from Ms. Bipasha Gupta, Chairperson MSSI Delhi, who welcomed everyone to the occasion and thanked all the biker groups. Then Dr. J. D. Mukherjee, Director and HOD Neuro at Max Hospital, took to the stage and gave an intriguing speech in Hindi on MS, its symptoms and signs and importance of early detection. The attendees listened keenly as Dr. Mukherjee gave an insight into MS and how to spot it. Further, Ms. Renuka Malaker, National Secretary MSSI, gave a speech on MS and MSSI’s efforts at raising awareness and aiding MS persons in their fight against the disease. These speeches were followed by the presentation of mementoes by Ms. Milly and Ms. Bipasha to the admins of each biker group that had joined in the rally. The Harmony of Riders (T.H.O.R) group then presented a memento to MSSI as a token of appreciation for their continued effort in raising awareness about MS. All the volunteers from Shivaji College were presented with certificates of appreciation for their help through the day by Mr. Prabal Malaker, Hon. Secretary MSSI.
This was followed by the distribution of gift bags to the riders and food packages to all the attendees. “What is MS” leaflets were also distributed to all the bikers. We called it a day at 12 PM as the bikers left the Amphitheatre with smiles on their faces knowing that it had been a ride for a worthwhile cause.
MSSI is grateful to IPS HARSH BANSAL. all the Volunteers and SHIVAJI COLLEGE RSS, NCC AND PHOTOGRAPHY VOLUNTEERS. THANK YOU MADDY, DANG, AJIT, SANJEEV, MC ANKUSH AND NEIL FOR YOUR CONSTANT HELP AND GUIDANCE
FINALLY, WITHOUT THOR WE COULD NOT HAVE GONE AHEAD WITH THIS MASSIVE TASK. THANK YOU THOR-THE HARMONY OF RIDERS.
Heartfelt thanks to Sanofi Genzyme for their financial support.