Former India and motivational speaker Vickrant Mahajan from Jammu has become the first person to drive to all 29 states and 7 union territories of India in one continuous trip. His historic journey was part of a motivational campaign called “Superpositivity India” wherein he visited 100 schools across India and motivated one lakh students from the ages of 3 to 18.
Vickrant had flagged off from Jammu on 19th September and returned on 21st December after driving 20,000 kilometres across 650 towns of India. The most unique part of his road trip was that he drove to all four corners (Turtuk in J&K, Kibithu in Arunachal Pradesh, Guhar Moti in Gujarat, and Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu) and the centre (Nagpur in Maharshtra) of India. He also became the first Indian to hold motivational talks in all 36 administrative regions of India.
Talking of the challenges of undertaking such an unprecdented road trip, he said: “Driving in the northeast was an exhilarating yet an arduous experience. There were stretches where roads were virtually nonexistent, and it took me 10 hours to drive 100 kilometres! People were shocked to see a car bearing a J&K registration plate. But then so were people in Madurai and Kanyakumari!” He was accompanied on this trip by his parents: his mother Veena and his father SK Gupta. “There were days when we had to drive sixteen hours, but my parents never complained. Seeing their commitment inspired me even more.”