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Rosy Blue's Chikashi Miyamoto to participate in Turin – Monte Carlo race
The participation is to support the Akshaya Patra social initiative
By: Diamond World News Service
Aug 27 2013 4:39PM
Reference: 8162  

Chikashi Miyamoto of Rosy Blue is extending a hand towards a social cause by participating in the Turin – Monte Carlo cycling challenge in support of Akshaya Patra, the international charity providing food for education to children in India.

The Akshaya Patra Foundation provides food to children who would otherwise need to forego education for income by entering child labour and consequently be entrapped in poverty and misery. Akshaya Patra was founded on the vision that “No child in India should be deprived of education because of hunger” and implements Mid-Day Meal programmes in 19 locations across 9 states in India.

Chikashi Miyamoto said - “Supporting the Akshaya Patra Foundation is very important to me because no child should be forced to choose between income and basic education. My primary charitable cause is children, and my personal as well as professional association with the country of India for almost thirty years have led me to Akshaya Patra’s cause. Witnessing poverty-stricken children on the streets every time I visit the country after which my daughter is named is heart wrenching. The only way to have an enduring impact on generations to come is to enable these children to be educated".

The cycling challenge will cover 470 km (292 miles) of distance and 11,700 m (38,400 ft) of climbs encompassing some of the most challenging mountain passes featured in previous Giro d’Italia routes. The challenge includes climbing 6 passes that stand over 2,000 m with the highest point reached on Day 3, Col Agnel / Colle dell'Agnello standing at 2,748m, sixth highest paved road in the Alps. As a point of comparison, this year’s Tour de France had only 1 pass over 2,000 m, and it was at exactly 2,001 m. Chikashi is aiming to raise £20,000/ $30,000 / €24,000.

Chikashi Miyamoto further added that "The Turin – Monte Carlo route includes extremely demanding climbs, but I’m really looking forward to the challenge and raising money for Akshaya Patra. Please see various donation options at http://wp.me/P2oTps-NK.”

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