Actress Lakshmi Manchu cycles 100 km to raise funds for AMF

Hyderabad: Actor-producer Manchu Lakshmi on Sunday undertook a 100-km bicycle ride on Sunday from here to Toopran and back to raise ₹13 lakh for para-athletes at Aditya Mehta Foundation (AMF).

IT Principal Secretary Jayesh Ranjan flagged off the ride from Infinity Para-Sports Academy and Rehab Centre at Rasoolpura at 5 a.m. and she was received back at the same venue by para-athletes of AMF around 11.30 a.m. She was joined in the ride by Indian para-cycling team and a few other cyclists.

Actress Lakshmi Manchu cycles 100 km to raise funds for AMF
Shri Jayesh Ranjan, IAS, Principal Secretary IT, Govt. of Telangana; is seen riding a bicycle along with Aditya Mehta (center) after flagging off Ms Lakshmi Manchu’s Maiden 100 Kms Bicycle Ride, undertaken to raise funds for para-athletes at Aditya Mehta foundation (AMF), today at Hyderabad.

Ms. Manchu underwent rigorous training for the purpose under the guidance of Aditya Mehta, a certified cycling coach, to fulfil her dream of pedalling 100 km on bicycle. Her training sessions were spread over the past month without a break. She cycled 30 to 50 km on flat, slopy and hilly terrains.

Actress Lakshmi Manchu cycles 100 km to raise funds for AMF
An elated Ms Lakshmi Manchu, Prominent Actress, Producer & Humanitarian; with Aditya Mehta (center row 3rd from right) & fellow riders taking a break on the outskirts of the city, today, before proceeding to complete 100 kms bicycle ride.

She had set a target of Rs. 5 lakh but raised Rs6 lakh. The remaining Rs. 7 lakh came from donors.

Actress Lakshmi Manchu cycles 100 km to raise funds for AMF
Ms Lakshmi Manchu, Prominent Actress, Producer & Humanitarian; on her Maiden 100 Kms Bicycle Ride, undertaken to raise funds for para-athletes at Aditya Mehta Foundation (AMF), today on the outskirts of Hyderabad, also seen are para-athletes riding alongside.

AMF is a non-profit organization that aids people with disabilities to pursue sports while providing self-sustenance.