Ambassador of India Rahul Kulshreshth holds India's flag and next to him cyclist Raj Phanden
The Ambassador of India to Egypt, Rahul Kulshreshth, flagged off Raj Phanden from the Embassy of India in Cairo, on 10 February 2021.
Phanden, who is also known as Cycle Baba and World Bicycle Traveler, is on a mission titled ‘Wheels for Green’ to raise awareness on global warming and climate change and their effects on the human race, the planet, Ayurveda (the ancient Indian system of medicine), and Indian culture.
So far, he has cycled more than 55000 kilometres across 52 countries on his bicycle in the last 5 years, including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos ,Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, and Timor.
They also include Brunei, Philippines, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Macau, Oman, the UAE, Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Turkey, Italy, Vatican city, San Marino, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Germany, France, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Wales, England, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and many more.