International Women’s Day: 800 Women Take to the Streets in Mumbai

800 ladies turned up to compete in an all-women’s car rally on Sunday.

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260 freshly painted and decorated cars set off on their 150-kilometer quest for glory.(Photo courtesy: <a href="https://twitter.com/Bilkuonline/status/838359537908342785/photo/1">Twitter/Bilkul</a>)

Mumbai witnessed girl power at its brightest and strongest as over 800 ladies turned up to compete in an all-women’s car rally on Sunday.

Women reigned at Hotel Sahara where the flag-off took place at 8 am as one after the other over 260 freshly painted and decorated cars set off on their 150-kilometer quest for glory, according to a release.

‘Pink’ dominated the theme. (Photo courtesy: <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=mumbai%20women%20rally&amp;src=typd">Twitter</a>/DarshanPise)
‘Pink’ dominated the theme. (Photo courtesy: Twitter/DarshanPise)

In a unique gesture, most of the participants used the occasion to send out their messages to the society, with women's empowerment as the most common theme. 'One girl with courage is a revolution' screamed one message; ‘To hell with sugar n spice' said another, ‘we are all about talent, commitment, guts, toughness' it added.

‘To hell with sugar n spice’. (Photo courtesy: <a href="https://twitter.com/Bilkuonline/status/838359537908342785/photo/1">Twitter/Bilkul</a>)
‘To hell with sugar n spice’. (Photo courtesy: Twitter/Bilkul)
Interestingly, demonetisation was another popular theme with a number of colours painted in the colours of the new 2000-rupee note.

Pink and green were the most common colours while a brave young girl turned her car into a chariot, with five stallions painted on her bonnet.

Woman at car rally holds up her placard. (Photo courtesy: Twitter/ANI)
Woman at car rally holds up her placard. (Photo courtesy: Twitter/ANI)

The rally, organised by Western India Automobile Association (WIAA) for the third year in succession to mark International Women's Day, is primed to create road safety awareness for ladies and is blessed by the FMSCI, the parent body for motor sports in the country.



Women come out in huge numbers to mark International Women’s Day. (Photo courtesy: <a href="https://twitter.com/search?f=images&amp;vertical=default&amp;q=mumbai%20women%20rally&amp;src=typd">Twitter/MumbaiIndia</a>)
Women come out in huge numbers to mark International Women’s Day. (Photo courtesy: Twitter/MumbaiIndia)

The winners will be felicitated at a grand awards function on March 8, International Women's Day.

(With inputs from IANS)

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