A 43-year-old NRI woman from Navsari district of Gujarat has successfully completed her solo car journey of 32,000 kilometres from the United Kingdom to India and has expressed a desire to set up a healthcare facility in her native town.
The woman, Bharulata Kamble made this announcement at her felicitation programme held in Navsari on Sunday which was organised by a local civic body.
Earlier, she had made a halt at Vadodara where she was felicitated at Mayfair Atrium art gallery before motoring down to Navsari.
During her journey, she traversed across 32 countries in 57 days from the United Kingdom to India to spread the message of “Save girls, educate girls”.
Speaking on the occasion, Kamble said, “Through this solo drive, I connected with people in 32 countries and raised funds for setting up a healthcare facility (modern hospital) in my hometown in Navsari. I have seen my grandfather die on a hospital bed due to lack of adequate medicare in Navsari.”
She also is said to be the first woman to visit most countries in only 57 days (she reached India at Moreh Check post in Manipur on November 8), covering a distance of over 32,000 kilometres.
Kamble drove through nine mountain ranges, three major deserts and two continents. These include 5,500 km of mountain driving reaching the altitude of 3,700-4000 metres above sea level, and driving 2,500 km through desert areas. This journey will be recorded by the Guinness Book of World Records.