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Women For Children 2014: A Charity Cycling event

“A CHARITY CYCLING EVENT INITIATED BY THE KGH GROUP TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE WELFARE OF THE HELPLESS AND NEEDY CHILDREN ON THE OCCASION OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY.”

To mark International Women’s Day, KGH Group of Hotels & Resorts in association with World Cyclist Foundation Nepal had organized the second successful series of Women For Children, on March 8, 2014, with the tag line ‘When there’s a wheel, there’s a way’. WFC is an annual charity cycling event initiated by KGH Group. The event is organized to raise funds for organizations working for the welfare of the helpless and needy children. This year the event gathered a total of 182 participants amongst which 118 were cyclists and remaining 64 were supporters who joined the after-rally event at Park Village Resort, Budhanilkantha. With a motive to encourage female participation, the event saw 63 female participants out of the total 182.

The female participants inaugurated the rally by releasing gas balloons at Patan Durbar Square, which was the staarting point. The rally then headed towards Lagankhel, Kumaripati, Jawalakhel, Pulchowk, Kupondole, Basantapur and Kathmandu Guest House in Thamel where the cyclists were welcomed to a show by a cultural Newari band and provided with refreshments. After a break of 20 minutes, the rally continued from Thamel and headed via Sohrakhuttey, Balaju, Basundhara, Narayan Gopal Chowk and reached the final destination Park Village Resort at Budhanilkantha.

 

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After the end-of-rally, the after-rally event commenced at the Park Village Resort with live fusion performances by Sujendra Dhoj Karki and band along with buffet lunch & refreshments. The enthusiastic cyclists continued to groove to the musical performances after Jyovan Bhuju stepped in and belted out famous Nepali numbers like Lekali, Kalilo Tama and other hit songs. The powerful performance of soothing jazz music by The Others added a different flavour to the event followed by Anisha Maharjan who impressed the participants with live cup song and other numbers before Mika Sundari from Japan ended the program making the crowd dance around to famous numbers like Resham Firiri.

One lucky guest returned home with a two-way flight ticket to Bangkok which was sponsored by Thai Airways. Niraj Neupane, a young participant bagged the ticket prize in the lucky draw picked by Dr. Reva from USAID. The organizers have planned to donate the overall collected amount from the event to Kuti Dada Higher Secondary School in Dolakha.

The event was sponsored by Zaika Nepali Cuisine and supported by The Kathmandu Post, Nepa – Sa, AutoLife, Pedal Sports, Kathmandu Mattress, Ne’ Brasserie, GATE College and Kathmandu Eugene Sister City.

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