New Delhi – A team of three Swiss students from the EHL Hospitality Business School, Lausanne, Switzerland (EHL), participates in a tour to cycle 2,266 KM from Delhi to Chennai with a motive to promote education and hospitality. The charity aims at offering education and will document the hospitable Indian culture all along the way.
India Tour works in collaboration with Project Parvaah, inside which motive is to raise maximum funds for project “Saksham”. Under this project, the aim is to transform the lives of young underprivileged children/ street children.
This is a one-of-a kind initiative that will empower a generation of future thinkers, innovators and leaders and provide them with an impeccable opportunity to upskill themselves from the comfort of their homes by investing in technologies such as an internet connexon, projectors, and computers. The curricula proposed are also more modern than the traditional methods, with a better emphasis on active learning and self-development, to help underprivileged children to reach their true potential and become successful in their professional life.
The team will be led by Dmitri Lazareff, an EHL student along with Lionel Glauser, Chef at EHL , and Aster Skane, Operational Manger . The 15 days tour started on 1st February from Taj Palace, New Delhi and will be covering places including Agra, Bhopal, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Hampi, Bengaluru, Madurai, concluding at Chennai. The cyclists plan to ride 160 kilometres each day covering a total track of 2,266 kilometres. The entire tour will be documented and shared on Social Media platforms helping to connect India with the young population of Switzerland and rest of the Europe.
Dmitri Lazareff, Project Leader said, “After cycling from Lausanne to Paris for charity this past summer, I decided to work on a bigger and even more meaningful project. We heard a lot about how beautifully diverse and hospitable India is. It is a great opportunity to witness the culture for a noble cause and promote education and hospitality. It is a real opportunity to connect India
with Switzerland in a heartfelt, on-the-spot, sincere manner, with young people eager to discover the beauties of India and to share it worldwide.”
The key sponsor of the campaign is VET by EHL along with Decathlon Lausanne-Bussigny and Liberty India. Confederation of Indian Industry along with the sponsors are helping the young cyclists to find the right route, right people, and right organization.