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‘JK Tyre Defence Wives Power Drive’ attracts attention

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  • JK Tyre organizes India’s First Rally for Wives of Indian Armed Forces Officers
  • Witnesses participation of 115 women driver
  •  Serving officers from the Indian Army, Indian Navy, and Indian Air Force encouraged the challengers by assisting as navigators 

New Delhi. 31 March 2019.  The one-of-its-kind all-women rally aimed to celebrate the spirit of the Indian Armed Forces and promote Motorsport amongst women in India.

JK Tyre & Industries Ltd, India’s leading tyre manufacturer and pioneer of motorsports in India, successfully organized the first edition of ‘JK Tyre Defence Wives Power Drive’ in National Capital today.

Flagged-off from the ceremonial boulevard Rajpath, the rally witnessed participation of 115 women who were wives of Indian Armed Forces personnel who came together to race for the cause of women empowerment. Adding a unique dimension to the Rally, the challengers were encouraged by the serving officers who acted as navigators for the drivers throughout the TSD (time, speed, distance) rally.

Padma Shri Deepa Mallik, Indian Para Athlete graced the ceremony and flagged-off the rally in presence of Mrs. Madhulika Rawat, President Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA). Joining them was  Vikram Malhotra, Marketing Director, JK Tyre & Industries Limited.

The unique rally travelled through some of the iconic locations of the capital city, before culminating at Surajkund in Faridabad where the winners were felicitated. The JK Tyre Defence Wives Power Drive is yet another initiative by JK Tyre to showcase the increasing power and strength of women and also to salute the indomitable courage and bravery of our Defence Forces.

Present at the occasion, Sanjay Sharma, Head – JK Motorsport, said, “We have been creating new and exciting platforms to promote motorsports among women in India for the past few years. Today’s event is yet another affirmation of our efforts in that direction. It is heartwarming to receive such great response from Indian Defence families and the wives associations to this inaugural edition. We will definitely consider making this rally an annual affair as we go forward.”

JK Motorsports has played a pivotal role in bringing women into motorsports and year on year have been adding newer and unique events focused on women in its calendar like the YLFO Power Drive, JK Tyre Times Women’s Drive, JK Tyre Women’s Rally to the Valley.

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