A 24-year-old cyclist has been travelling the country to spread the word about empowerment and safeguarding the protection of women in light of the increase in crimes against women. Aasha Malviya, from Nataram village in Rajgarh district of Madhya Pradesh, has travelled through five states covering 6000 km as part of her ‘Sampoorn Bharat Yatra’. She has reached Kerala somewhat late. Aasha met Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan, Governor Arif Khan and transport minister Antony Raju.
Speaking about her experience, Asha said, “Through my Yatra, I wanted to send a message to the world that India is safe for women to travel and through my expedition, I wanted to convey the message to the public.” Aasha has faced some troubles during her journey. “In Kerala, I had a good experience, except in Kochi, where the district collector and the officials did not cooperate with me. However, I managed to reach Alapuzha where I met the Collector,” Aasha said.