HEAL hope octogenarian Rajendra Prasad will be Cycle India inspiration

Rajendra Prasad receives a memento of Cycle India 2016 from HEAL founder Dr Satya Prasad Koneru

Rajendra Prasad receives a memento of Cycle India 2016 from HEAL founder Dr Satya Prasad Koneru

AN amazing octogenarian was among the participants of Cycle India 2016 who travelled from Agra to Jaipur by bike to raise funds for HEAL.

Dr Gadde Babu Rajendra Prasad, a retired veterinary doctor from Vijayawada, became the oldest cyclist to take part in the event since its inception in 2008 when he joined up with the team in Rajasthan.

Rajendra Prasad take the guard of honour at Paradise Village

Rajendra Prasad take the guard of honour at Paradise Village

“He really is a remarkable fellow who enjoys travelling everywhere by bike,” said HEAL founder Dr Satya Prasad Koneru, who has himself taken part in three Cycle India rides.

“I know he has already made a two-lakh contribution to HEAL, so we were delighted to welcome him along. To have an 82-year-old taking part in a five-day, 340km bike ride sets a wonderful example to others.

“We are already planning a possible ride through Gujarat in 2018 and we hope that this gentleman will inspire others to get involved in two years’ time.”

The Cycle India 2016 team, who successfully completed their fundraising bike ride from Agra to Jaipur

The Cycle India 2016 team, who successfully completed their fundraising bike ride from Agra to Jaipur

Having completed the cycling, Rajendra Prasad was asked to take the guard of honour when the team arrived at HEAL Paradise Village on the eve of HEAL Day.

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