Over 70 Parliamentarians came out in support of ‘Save Our Tigers’ campaign and took part in the 2nd JK Tyre Constitution Club of India Car Rally for MPs in New Delhi on Sunday.
Presented by Aircel, the car rally was flagged off by Vice-President of India Hamid Ansari in the morning and it culminated amidst lot of excitement and enthusiasm at Hotel Taj Palace.
Minister of State for Environment and Forest Jayanthi Natrajan later felicitated the winners of the rally.
The MPs and their families participated in the Time, Speed, Distance (TSD) Rally and travelled through various parts of the city in a fun-filled day.
Rajeev Pratap Rudy, Member of Parliament & Secretary (Administration), Constitution Club of India said: “The 2nd edition was a phenomenal success. The presence of media, volunteers of Save Our Tiger NGO, members of the Parliament and Diplomats, who have come together and accomplished a campaign, is going to have an extraordinary impact on the country and internationally as well. The Campaign has emerged as a phenomenon,” he said.
Speaking at the Prize Distribution, A K Bajoria, President and Director JK Tyre & Industry Ltd, said: “I would like to congratulate all the winners and would like to thank the Constitution Club of India and Aircel who have come together to support the cause of Save Our Tigers.”
From around 40,000 at the turn of the last century, there are very few wild tigers left in India today.
Illegal poaching of tigers and destruction of their habitats are among the biggest challenges faced in the fight to Save Our Tigers.
The winners of the rally are:
Best Women Driver trophy: Agatha Sangma, the youngest MP in the current cabinet
Best Couple Driver Trophy: Mrs Aneekant and Mr Nishikant Dubey
Best Performance in the Classic and Vintage Car Category: VP Singh
Best Performance in the Diplomats Category: Milena Santana, New Zealand Embassy
The Winners of the 2nd JK Tyre Constitution Club of India Car Rally for MPs:
First – Car No 27, Vikas Bhadauria, Navigator- Umesh Kumar from Star News
Second – Car No 7, Anil Lad
Third – Car no 47, Alka Singh,Navigator-Divija Singh, Parliamentarians
Fourth – Meetu Jain, Navigator-Renu Mittal
Fifth — PK Singh, Navigator-Amita the team from Doordarshan.