To celebrate the International Women’s day – ‘Women’s Rally to the Valley’ – a women’s car rally was presented by JK TYRE & Industries Limited and organised by Western India Automobile Association (WIAA) in association with Aamby Valley City. Mumbai’s first ever Women’s Car Rally had over 250 cars (1,000 women) owning the streets of Mumbai on their special day. The rally commenced from Hotel Sahara Star (Domestic Airport) at 8AM and proceeded through the heart of the city before reaching Aamby Valley, the hosts for the ceremony.
It is for the first time in the history of Motor Sports that a Rally is being flagged off by the President FIA in the presence of Dr. Vijay Mallya, Chairman, FMSCI, the controlling body of Motor Sports in India and other office bearers of FMSCI and noted Industrialist and Motor Sports enthusiast Gautam Singhania. The rally was unique in the sense that 77 year old Rajkumari S. Kasliwal was the first driver to be flagged off by FIA President Mr. Jean Todt.
Several famous personalities from Mumbai who have time and again voiced for the rights of women and equality in the society participated with much enthusiasm. Actress Tanvi Azmi, Neerja Birla, Mugdha Godse, Gurmeet Chowdhry, veteran rallyist Renuka Kripalani, Deepa Damodaran and yesteryears rallyists Navaz Bhathena Sandhu along with senior Katy Bhathena graced the occasion.