Harley Davidson owners rode together to participate in India’s first Father Daughter ride on October 12
The occasion was the 3rd International Day of the Girl Child, and Harley Davidson decided to do their part to address a grave situation that's deeply rooted in the Indian system. The American motorcycle manufacturer joined hands with The Bindi Project – a Non Profit Organisation that works towards fostering more love and respect for the girl child in India.
More than 100 H.O.G. riders from all over India rode together from the Gurgaon dealership to Vivanta by Taj, Surajkund, Faridabad, through the highly scenic Gurgaon-Faridabad road. The ride was aimed at inspiring every parent to love and respect their daughters and ensure their happiness, good health, and safety from any kind of violence and discrimination. Also riding with the Capital Harley Davidson Chapter was Mr. Anoop Prakash, Managing Director, Harley Davidson India who was riding with his daughter.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Bikram Puri, Director, Capital Harley Davidson Chapter said, “We are very proud to be a part of the Father-Daughter Ride in partnership with The Bindi Project, and to be able to spread the message of fostering love and respect for our daughters and women in society. It is a great initiative because it involves our daughters, who are our lifelines and we really enjoyed riding with them!”
Sunil Desai, Founder of The Bindi Project, added, “On the occasion of the 3rd International Day of the Girl Child, I am deeply grateful to the Harley Owners Group for holding Father-Daughter rides across India and encouraging fathers to pledge to love and respect their daughters and share their own stories on social media with the hash-tag #mydaughtermypride. These actions are exactly the kind that I believe will inspire other men and boys to desire such relationships and foster love and respect for all women and girls in India. We welcome and encourage all individuals and communities of all types to join us.”
Hundreds of Harley riders across the nation also signed The Bindi Project Pledge on this occasion to treat their daughters with love and respect and to support them in every way needed.