Seema Bhawani: Meet the BSF’s record-breaking all-women daredevil bikers

Team India Sentinels Friday 20th of January 2023 08:04 PM

The BSF Seema Bhawani team of daredevil bikers at “Shaurya Expedition – Empowerment Ride” event. (Photo: BSF)

The Border Security Force’s all-women daredevil motorcycle team “Seema Bhawani” was created in 2016 from its women personnel, also known as “Mahila Praharis”, who had a passion for biking. They were picked from various frontiers of the country where they were deployed after a rigorous selection process. After being selected, they have been undergoing rigorous training continuously.

Since then, the team has been participating in various events and has been receiving accolades for their daredevilry and precision riding.

The Mahila Praharis have earned many laurels since their inception, such as putting up a series of jaw-dropping stunts and precise manoeuvres while riding their motorcycles on Rajpath on Republic Day celebrations in 2016 and 2022.

Last year, on International Women’s Day, on March 8, the Seema Bhawani team embarked on all-women motorcycle rally “Shaurya Expedition – Empowerment Ride” under the aegis of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”. It was flagged off from India Gate, New Delhi and culminated in Kanyakumari and further to Chennai after covering more than 5,280 kilometres.           

In December 2022, members of “Seema Bhawani” set seven Limca World Records at the Shaheed RK Wadhwa Parade Ground, 25 Battalion BSF, Chhawla Camp, Delhi. 

Below is a list of the records the team smashed.

On December 24: The team captain of Seema Bhawani, Mahila/Inspector Himanshu Sirohi, rode a Royal Enfield 350cc bike while standing on the side bracket of the bike for 6 hours 3 minutes and 3 seconds, covering 178 kilometres.

December 26: Mahila/Constable Satabdi Dhar rode the bike while standing on a 9-foot 6-inch ladder for 2 hours 33 minutes and 44 seconds, covering 78.6 kilometres.

December 26: Mahila/Constable Usha Devi performed mobile PT while riding the bike for 2 hours 26 minutes 21 seconds, covering 67.1 kilometres.

December 27: Mahila/Inspector Himanshu Sirohi along 38 members of Seema Bhawani rode on 9 Royal Enfield 350cc bikes in “human pyramid” formation for 2 minutes 10 seconds, covering 1.3 kilometres.

December 27: Mahila/Constable Anupam Kumari did side riding on Royal Enfield 350cc bike for 1 hour 11 minutes 38 seconds, covering 33.3 kilometres.

December 28: Mahila/Constable Rajwinder Kaur did back riding on a Royal Enfield 350cc bike for 1 hour 2 minutes 55 seconds, covering 32.3 kilometre.

December 29: Mahila/Constable Sumita Sikdar rode a Royal Enfield 350cc bike while sitting on a chair mounted on the bike for 3 hours 6 minutes 58 seconds, covering 68.4 kilometres.

All the above feats entered the Limca Book of World Records.

All photos provided by the Border Security Force.

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