Her passion for driving has fuelled her latest project. Later this week, British citizen of Indian origin Bharulata Kamble will embark on a 32,000km road trip through 32 countries in approximately 75 days all by herself.

Of course Kamble aims to break stereotypes and raise awareness about women's equality while setting a neat world record as well. The drive, which will traverse varying terrain, will also include a 2,200km journey around the Arctic Circle. If successful, she will be the only woman driver to have covered the maximum distance in the Arctic region alone.

While on the trip, Kamble will also drive down the Silk Route between China and the Middle East. "It will be a rediscovery of this old trade route which played a significant role in the development of the entire region, but has since been neglected due to modern means of trade and transport," she said.

"I have always loved driving but to undertake such a long journey is also a big responsibility. Moreover, as we began planning the journey, I came to realize that if I do set the record, I would be representing two nations the UK where I am a citizen, and India, my native country," Kamble told TOI.

 

 


With the drive, Kamble hopes to represent as well as support the Indian government's 'Save Girls, Educate Girls' (Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign. She knows the importance of the initiative, having grown up surrounded by in a house of three strong women role models, after her father's early demise. In fact, she remembers the struggle she had to go through to ensure she would be married only after She said it was a fight to ensure she did not get married off at an early age before completing her education.

 

 


Meanwhile, as Kamble continues on her journey she also plans to keep aside some family time, particularly to meet her young sons. Bharulata is also a mother of two boys aged 8 and 11 respectively. "To ensure that during this long journey we still have some family time, my husband and sons will fly out once a week to meet me while I am driving around Europe. Later, I will see them at the end of my journey in India," she explained.

 

 


Kamble plans to end the journey in Mahad as a hat tip to her husband who hails from the town in Raigad. was born in Navsari, Gujarat, whereas her husband hails from Mahad. "I will end my drive in my husband's hometownRaigad district, as my husband hails from there," Kamble confirmed.Later she also wrote a post in detail about the reason.

 

 


The 43-year-old's drive around the world has been entirely funded by her husband. As for proceeds she may collect on the way, Kamble plans to give it away to two charities in the UK.Kamble states she expects to be welcomed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, when she reaches Delhi and also by Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis as she crosses into the state on the last leg of her journey.

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