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The Odyssey : Safe Drive To a Pain Free Life

Automobile Association of Eastern India( AAEI) established in 1904 is the eastern regional constituent of Federation of Indian Automobile Associations (FIAA) and is  affiliated to the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) and Alliance Internationale de Tourisme (AIT) with network in more than 150 countries. 

The FIA counts 171 Mobility Clubs worldwide and is dedicated to protect the rights and interests of all road users throughout the world and aims at
o   Promoting safe road travel,
o   Fostering freedom of mobility,
o   Encouraging sensible, sustainable tourism worldwide.
  The FIA is dedicated to improve the safety of every day road users throughout the world. FIAA and its regional constituents are all working together with FIA for improving the safety of every day road users through various road safety awareness campaigns.
Safe Drive Safe Life should be the motto for EVERYBODY related to Motoring, passengers included.
By 2030, the WHO predicts that the four leading contributors of global burden of disease will be Unipolar DepressionCoronary Heart Disease, Cerebrovascular Disease, and Road Traffic Accidents.  Chronic pain is associated with all of these.
IASP(International Association For the Study of Pain) is promoting pain awareness and denoted year 2018 as global year for excellence in PAIN EDUCATION.

Mr Kaushik Roy and Dr. Debanjali Ray

The Odyssey- Safe Drive to a Pain Free Life, is an ambitious and challenging 43,000+km road expedition covering 33+ countries initiated by Dr. Debanjali Ray and Mr Kaushik Roy and powered by AAEI and IASP for creation of awareness on Road Safety , Freedom of Mobility and the subject Pain.
The journey shall begin for AAEI Head Quarters on 24th August, 2018 and pass through the ‘The Silk Road’,  the ancient link from India via Central Asian countries to Mediterranean and Europe before ending at New Delhi,  tentatively around end of December, 2018.  
Due to a heavy landslide triggered by torrential rain in Passang Lhamu Highway in Nepal the expedition route has been changed. The new route will pass through Myanmar, Thailand and Laos to bypass Nepal.
The first of its kind, a mission of pride from West Bengal and India, all are cordially requested to support and sincerely associate yourselves to be a part of the philosophy ‘The Odyssey- Safe Drive to a pain Free Life’.