Mumbai, Mar 5 (PTI) Over 800 ladies turned up to compete in an all-women’s rally which was organised by the WIAA for the third year in succession to mark International Women’s day here today. Also Read - Mumbai Local Trains Latest News: Railways to Run 610 Additional Suburban Train Services From Nov 1 | Details Here

The flag-off took place at 8 am, as one after the other over 260 freshly painted and decorated cars set off on their 150-kilometre quest for glory. Also Read - Beware! If Found Not Wearing Face Mask, You Could Land up Cleaning Mumbai Roads

The participants used the occasion to send out their messages to the society, with women empowerment as the most common theme. ‘One girl with courage is a revolution’ screamed one message; ‘To hell with sugar n spice’ said another, ‘we are all about talent, commitment, guts, toughness’ it added. Also Read - French President Macron's Posters Found Pasted on Mumbai Roads, Later Removed

Interestingly, demonetisation was another popular theme with a number of colours painted in the colours of the new two thousand rupee note. Pink and green were the most common colours while a brave young girl turned her car into a chariot, with five stallions painted ahead of her bonnet.

The rally is primed to create road safety awareness for ladies and is blessed by the FMSCI, the parent body for motor sports in the country.

The winners will be felicitated at a grand awards function on March 8, the International Women’s Day.

“We will conduct this highly successful rally in four more cities from next year,” Nitin Dossa, the president of WIAA, the organisers said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.