TVS Motor Company announced the names of the 10 women riders shortlisted to participate and ride in Season 2 of the Himalayan Highs. The selected riders will accompany Anam Hashim to the highest motorable road- Khardung-La. Season 1 saw the Anam Hashim ride the TVS Scooty Zest 110 to Khardung La and it was a big feat for both Anam and the Scooty. The Scooty became the first 110cc scooter to ride up there and earn a place in the India Book of Records.
The selection process for Himalayan Highs Season 2 kicked off in June 2016 and saw about 50,000 enquires and over 2000 entries from women riders and enthusiasts across 29 states and select union territories. The registrations concluded on July 5 after which the contestants were evaluated and shortlisted based on psychographics, physical fitness, mental strength and above all riding prowess.
The names of the ten selected women riders are Megha Chakraborty, Kainoor Mistry, Roshni Somkuwar, Garima Kapoor, Ebronah Dorothy, Pallavi Fajdor, Antara Pal, Trupti Sarmalkar, Surbhi Tiwari and Shruti Naidu.
Aniruddha Haldar, Vice President -Marketing (Scooters), TVS Motor Company, said, "The riders are an amazing representation of the new age Indian woman in her many avatars. TVS Scooty Zest 110 has kept in step with the evolution of the new age Indian Women giving them a fun, exciting, comfortable and affordable ride in the city or to Khardung-La."
Anam adds saying, "This time I will have 10 riders for company and that should make this a fun ride despite the challenging terrain. The TVS Scooty Zest 110, Himalayan Highs edition looks great and I am looking forward to achieving the feat with this machine yet again."
Each participant will be riding a TVS Scooty Zest 110 of their favorite color while Anam Hashim will lead the all-woman contingent on the special Himalayan Highs edition of the TVS Scooty Zest 110. Himalayan Highs Season 2 will commence from August 11, 2016 from Mandi in Himachal Pradesh.