Muslim and Hindu Cyclist Duo Ride to Promote Religious Tolerance and Address Social Ills

June 28, 2004

Source: The Hindu

On June 28, 2004 The Hindu reported, "Two young Bangladeshi bicyclists are out on a mission to make the world a better place to live in. And they have chosen to travel to 178 countries not in jazzy-looking and technologically advanced motorcycles but on their Chinese manufactured bicycles to send a message across. Meet Kamal Kumar Saha and Mohammad Kamal Hossain -- both aged 25 -- who are on a mission to raise awareness about the ills plaguing society including racial discrimination, religious wars, children's health and poverty that discriminate one human being from another. They set out on their mission on April 20, 2003 at Chittagong in Bangladesh and so far, they have cycled through India, Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Iran, Azerbaijan and Egypt...The duo is serious about promoting religious tolerance in the sub-continent. 'I am a Hindu while my co-cyclist is a Muslim. Yet, we share an excellent camaraderie and would be cycling to so many countries. A nuke war can destroy the world many times over. We are serious about this issue and have sought an appointment with some political leaders in India and Pakistan,' said Saha."