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This Hitch Hiker Plans To Cycle 5500 KM To Spread Awareness About Education

Adding to his adventurous hitch-hiking experiences, 20-year-old social entrepreneur and cyclist Aakash Mishra from Indore, Madhya Pradesh has hit the roads again, to Chennai, Tamil Nadu this time. Like always, this guy is living his passion for a social cause, his NGO - The Golden Bird Foundation and would be representing his foundation at International Youth NGO's Summit - IYONS with the motive of spreading awareness towards education.

When asked about the reason behind his cycle trip to Chennai in an exclusive interview with Wittyfeed, he said, “I was in 9th class when I first saw Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam and it is my dream to sit and talk with him. I really respect him a lot. He is like an ocean of knowledge and I am very thirsty to learn from him. It’s unbelievable; just about before one month I decided ‘Let’s now meet Abdul Sir’”.

Since Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam is the advisory board member of IYONS, we hope Aakash's dream of meeting his childhood idol turns into reality. He also plans to meet Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi at the summit.

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Here are some pictures of his 5500 km long hitch-hiking journey so far. 

This Hitch Hiker Plans To Cycle 5500 KM To Spread Awareness About Education

This Hitch Hiker Plans To Cycle 5500 KM To Spread Awareness About Education

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Way to go, Aakash!

Way to go, Aakash!

Aakash, all set to leave for Chennai on 8th July 2015 at 6 AM sharp. He reached Chennai on 13th July 2015 , three days earlier than planned.

Aakash, all set to leave for Chennai on 8th July 2015 at 6 AM sharp. He reached Chennai on 13th July 2015 , three days earlier than planned.

The hitch-hiker plans to visit 16 cities and cross 6 states of the country on his cycling adventure.

The hitch-hiker plans to visit 16 cities and cross 6 states of the country on his cycling adventure.

His 5500 km long route covers major Indian cities like Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Goa and Pune.

His 5500 km long route covers major Indian cities like Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Goa and Pune.

Aakash loves to meet new people on his trips. He says, 'There is something more powerful than money, there are good people on highways. Never say never. The cup of knowledge is filled one drop at a time.'

Aakash loves to meet new people on his trips. He says, 'There is something more powerful than money, there are good people on highways. Never say never. The cup of knowledge is filled one drop at a time.'

His travel routes also include wildlife zones, forests and dangerous valley roads.

His travel routes also include wildlife zones, forests and dangerous valley roads.

He aims to aware people about the importance of education on his current trip.

He aims to aware people about the importance of education on his current trip.

He says, "I travel on highways and across lots of villages, so I get to meet different people to whom education still holds not much importance, and as a social activist I take it (Chennai trip) as an opportunity to make a positive change in someone's life by explaining to them the importance of education in today's world and making them opt for it."

At IYONS, Aakash will be sharing the stage with his idol Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, along with top Youth NGO leaders from 120 countries.

 At IYONS, Aakash will be sharing the stage with his idol Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, along with top Youth NGO leaders from 120 countries.

He is invited as a 'Under 20 Speaker' to present the work done by his organization for the betterment of society.

 He is invited as a 'Under 20 Speaker' to present the work done by his organization for the betterment of society.

He hopes to meet Nobel laureate Mr. Kailash Satyarthi at the summit and discuss about the social cause his foundation works for.

He hopes to meet Nobel laureate Mr. Kailash Satyarthi at the summit and discuss about the social cause his foundation works for.

Aakash reached Chennai three days earlier than planned. This is a snap of famous Marina Beach of Chennai.

Aakash reached Chennai three days earlier than planned. This is a snap of famous Marina Beach of Chennai.

He'd be staying in Chennai till 29th July and travel local areas. On 30th July, he'll begin hitch-hiking back to his native city, Indore.

His passion has been appreciated and featured in many top national newspapers.

His passion has been appreciated and featured in many top national newspapers.

The above article was published in 'The Hindu'.

Another feature of Aakash in a national Hindi newspaper 'Dainik Bhaskar'.

Another feature of Aakash in a national Hindi newspaper 'Dainik Bhaskar'.

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