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Old 15th January 2010, 15:39   #1
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Default 2010 Blind Man Car Rally Mumbai. 7th Feb 2010 EDIT: Report & Pics added page 4

Its back again. The 2010 edition of the Blind Man Car Rally.

Here is a link to what it was like last year:
Report & Pics : The Blind Man Rally Experience, Feb 09.

Last year's starting lineup :


There was a huge turn out from Team BHP at the Rally last year. It was a great way to spend a Sunday doing what we love the most - driving and too for a good cause. Lets get into our cars this year again with our friends from the NAB. We hope to see rise in participation from BHPians this year. Please start posting your confirmations and the car you will be driving here.

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About the Rally:

The Blind Man Car Rally is here again, and is scheduled for Sunday, the 7th of February 2010. Each driver will be paired up with a visually impaired navigator, who will read out step by step driving directions from the braile sheets provided. The aim is to follow the instructions as closely as possible, including mantaining the mentioned (relatively slow) speed per section. Checkpoints are set up along the route where your team's performance will be noted, and at the end, the teams who complete the course accurately and with minimum time penalties will be awarded the prizes!

The Cause:

The Rally is a fund raiser toward the construction of a school at Dhabon, located 33 km from Dahanu railway station in Maharashtra . The present 3000 sq feet of building did not have any tilling and the existing flooring was completely destroyed. The conditions were unhealthy and also unsafe for the children. The tilling of the present 3000 sq feet of the structure was done with the funds raised from the 2009 Rally. The funds which would be raised from this year's event will be utilized in building two extra floors on the existing structures, 7 toilets, barbed wire fencing to the entire school and a playground for the children. The Rally already has three successful years under its belt.

About the Round Table India:

We would like to introduce Round Table India (RTI) as an organization of non-political and non-sectarian men between the ages of 18 to 40. We have 167 Tables located in 75 cities and towns comprising of businessmen, entrepreneurs, technocrats and professionals. After nearly 60 years of Independence, 50 Million Indian children have never been to school. Ever! To reach out to this group of under privileged children, we proposed in 1998 to provide basic infrastructure for primary education in rural India. And reaching out to One Million children over a period of 10 years. Keeping the millions of under privileged children in mind, we declared our long-term national project as “Freedom Through Education (FTE)”. So far, RTI has been successful in building over 1000 schools at a cost of over Rs. 700 million. Nearly 6,00,000 children have been the beneficiaries.

More information : RTI Website

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Forms & Participation:

The rally registration form has been enclosed along with this post (attachment), which includes the entry form, basic requirements and regulations. There is also an additional document attached which contains the "Supplementary Regulations" Few key points to note are:
  • The entry fee is Rs. 1,200/- 100% of this amount shall go towards the construction of the school at Dhabon. The Rs. 200/- charge for the Competitive Driving License has been waived this year.
  • Each team can have a maximum of 3 participants : 1 driver + 2 passengers. The Driver must hold a valid civil driving license. RTI will allocate a visually-impaired navigator to your car.

  • The Rally is a Time – Speed – Distance event. NO RACING. This implies that points are awarded on your maintaining the correct route and passing through check points in the correct order at the correct time. In this rally, reaching early or driving fast can lead to negative points!

  • The coupling event will be held on Saturday, the 6th of February 2010 at 1630 hrs. A brief on the rules & regulations will be conducted. Also, you will be introduced to your navigator during this time.

    Location : NAB (National Association of the Blind) on Worli Seaface (Next to Blue Sea).

  • The Rally flag-off is at NAB (National Association of the Blind). On Sunday, the 7th of February 2010 at 0800 hrs.

  • All cars are expected to return back to the NAB between 11 a.m. - Noon, following which there will be a prize distribution ceremony as well as lunch at the Blue Sea.

  • Completed forms may be submitted to Vishal Mirpuri c/o CRG Apparels, 202, Nand Gopal Estate, Bhawani Shankar Cross Road, Dadar (W), Mumbai - 400 028. Cellphone : 93221.78247

  • Last date for entries is 4th February 2010

  • If you have any questions, call Ankit on 98200.50288
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File Type: pdf ENTRY_FORM_BMR10.pdf (219.5 KB, 373 views)
File Type: doc IARC_SR_BMR_10.doc (1.14 MB, 529 views)

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Old 15th January 2010, 18:04   #4
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Dippy, this is a nice initiative for a good cause.

Very nice to see bhpians had turned out in good numbers for this last year.

Fun stuff for a good cause!
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Ahh yes. Back for another round. Will be my third year in succession.


BTW, who is going for the "Foster a Child Rally"
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Chalo. I should be in for this one.
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DAMN!!! I am going to miss this one.

Its the same day as one of my best buddy's wedding in Pune.

Enjoy guys.
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I am going to miss this- would have loved to participate. Will be going to Rajasthan.
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Yup, I should be in for this one too. Need to rustle up some passengers now
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I'm in too! Should be fun. Last time was really a blast.

Infact i've been in touch with my navigator from last year's rally and hopefully we will get to team up once again.

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BTW, who is going for the "Foster a Child Rally"
Got a link?

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Just spoke to vishal from round table and confirmed my entry.
Cyrus, more details please.

Edit:
this is the link to the foster a child rally:
Welcome to Sportscraft
to be held on 31st Jan.

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Too bad I can't participate this year. I'm off to the US on the 5th. One word of advice to the participants: DON'T drive too slow!
P.S. If you spot an elderly sardarji gentleman with a hearing aid, SNAG HIM as your navigator. He's BLOODY awesome!

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A change has been made in post no. 3. I have been communicated by the organizers that the last date for entry submission has been changed to 31st January 2010. Please get in your entries in ASAP.

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31st Jan !

Dippy - Have you received any more confimations from TBHPians as yet?


Guys, keep adding to and re-posting the list if you have a name to add.


Confirmed

1.Dippy
2.Flyingspur
3.Tejas@perioimpl
4.Rehaan
5.Sam Kapasi
6.Manaa45
7.Arpandiv
8.Michael_schume
9.Navin
10.V-16


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Damn it !! Need to send my entry in. Hopefully by Monday.
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