Somen Debnath

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Somen Debnath
Debnath Somen.jpg
Age 35 years
Born
Somen Debnath

(1983-05-08) May 8, 1983 (age 35)
Basanti, South 24 Parganas in Sundarbans, West Bengal,
NationalityIndian
EducationBsc Zoology from University of Calcutta
Occupationactivist, for HIV / AIDS awareness, on bicycle, currently travelling around the world on bicycle
Parent(s)Son of Shova Debnath and Ram Mohan Debnath
Websitehttps://www.somen2020world.com/

Somen Debnath (born 8 May 1983) is an Indian activist for HIV / AIDS awareness. He is currently travelling around the world on bicycle with the purpose to promote a program entitled “Around the World on Bicycle Tour for HIV / AIDS Awareness and Seminars on Indian Culture 2004 - 2020”.

Biography[edit]

Somen Debnath, son of Shova Debnath and of Ram Mohan Debnath, is a resident of the village Basanti, South 24 Parganas in Sundarbans, West Bengal, India. He studied Zoology, Geology & Anthropology at the University of Calcutta and has a degree in Fine Arts from the Sarba Bhartiya University.

At the age of 16 he enrolled for specialty training at West Bengal State AIDS Control Society. Consequently, he became an activist for HIV / AIDS awareness and he started doing voluntary and charity work, first in his village and then in all Indian provinces[1]

Around the world on a bicycle (2004-2020)[edit]

On May 27, 2004, Debnath started a global tour with the goal to visit every country by 2020, spreading a message of HIV / AIDS awareness and social inclusion. He gives lectures in schools, universities, NGOs,and other institutions[2],with Noble mission,[3]Youth on a cycling mission.[4]A global tour with a mission.[5] Indian cyclist reaches Qatar on 200,000 km trip[6] Somen Debnath 200 000 kilómetros.[7]The focus of Debnath's program is on "underprivileged people, urban, rural and tribal population worldwide who have the lowest level of awareness about this deadly disease."[8]

During his travels in Afghanistan in 2009 he was held captive for 24 days by the Taliban.[9][10][11]

As of June 2015 Debnath had travelled to 102 countries.[12][13]By March 2018 Debnath had covered 146 countries covering South America and was crossing San Salvador(capital of El Salvador) in Central America.Taliban and Syrian conflict no problem for Indian round-the-world cyclist. [14]Indian man touring the world on a bicycle for Aids awareness. [15]Touring the world on a bicycle. [16]Indian cyclist on world tour to raise awareness on Aids arrives in Zimbabwe.

[17]On a mission to save the world.[18]World cyclist visits Cape. [19]1 Bicycle, 12 Years, 1,37,900 Km, 126 Countries: This Man Is Spreading HIV Awareness in the World![20] INDIAN CYCLIST SPREADING HIV AWARENESS.[21] 16 year long bicycle ride for HIV/AIDS awareness rolls in Saint Lucia.[22] Around the Globe in 16 Years.[23]Somen Debnath Visits Houston on his World Bicycle Tour for HIV/AIDS and Indian Culture. [24]Le Journal De Quebec News(French) Quebac City,Canada. [25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Somen Debnath. "Social work, humanitarian & charity activities". Somen Debnath's Blog. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Despre HIV/SIDA cu Somen Debnath". Clubul de Asistenţă Socială. 23 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Noble mission". thehindu.com. 23 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Youth on a cycling mission". thehindu.com. 22 March 2012.
  5. ^ "A global tour with a mission". thehindu.com. 22 March 2012.
  6. ^ "Indian cyclist reaches Qatar on 200,000 km trip". thehindu.com. 12 Aug 2013.
  7. ^ "Somen Debnath: 200 000 kilómetros, 16 años en bicicleta por el mundo". El Comercio (Quito). 19 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Cycling Around the World to Empower Youth in Promoting HIV/AIDS Awareness". afdb.org. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  9. ^ "'I was imprisoned by the Taliban'". the Guardian. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  10. ^ "Taliban captive won his release by cooking curry". Telegraph.co.uk. 6 November 2009. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  11. ^ "Taliban's Indian captive won his release by cooking curry". Thaindian News. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  12. ^ "Sudan Vision Daily - Details". sudanvisiondaily.com. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  13. ^ Clement Uwiringiyimana. "Determined to raise HIV awareness, Indian rides bike across 86 countries". The New Times Rwanda. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  14. ^ "Albawaba News, April 27, 2013". Albawaba News. 27 April 2013.
  15. ^ "Daily Nation, February 26, 2014". Daily Nation. 26 February 2014.
  16. ^ "Daily Monitor, April 25, 2014". Daily Monitor. 25 April 2014.
  17. ^ "Bulawayo 24 news, September 1, 2014". Bulawayo 24 news. 1 September 2014.
  18. ^ "Malawi News Agency,July 23,2014". Malawi News Agency. 23 July 2014.
  19. ^ "News 24 City Press, May 26, 2015". News 24 City Press. 26 May 2015.
  20. ^ "The Better India, January 9, 2017". The Better India. 9 January 2017.
  21. ^ "Guardian, September 10, 2017". Guardian. 10 September 2017.
  22. ^ "HTS St. Lucia News, November 21, 2017". Guardian. 21 November 2017.
  23. ^ "University of Central Florida,November 11,2018". Rosen Collage of Hospitality Management. 11 November 2018.
  24. ^ "Indo American News, June 21, 2018". Indo American News. 18 June 2018.
  25. ^ "Le Journal De Quebec News (French),Feb 28, 2019". Le Journal De Quebec News. 28 Feb 2019.

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