Just after finishing his penultimate engineering exams in 2016, Sreekanth Gosula decided to accomplish his bucket list of pedalling to Leh from his native Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh. It was during the dry sultry summers and all such challenges seemed nothing to Sreekanth. He wanted to live his passion and not just sell dreams.
Experience and hard work shows progress with major barriers or hurdles and Sreekanth was among such strugglers. After cycling crooked roads, mountains, highways and crossing about 3000 kilometers, Sreekanth was a victim of a road mishap which led his cycle damaged in the midway. This left him dissatisfied and his bucket list of cycling to Leh was unfulfilled.
There are many who aspire to dream big and a few evolve with the potential to get it accomplished. Sreekanth’s bucket list was no ordinary either, the dream did not lapse that fast. It fetched him a few sleepless nights.
Good teachers recognize your hard work and Great teachers values your passion. Sreekanth was not just lucky this time but also gained faith from his college chairman and the teaching staff.
After he revealed his second cycle expedition plan to them, they sponsored his entire fee. Sreekanth’s joy knew no bounds and now his bucket list was nearing accomplishment.
Just after graduating from his college in April 2017, he dreamed the Mt. Everest and embarked on a bicycle expedition to its base camp on May 31st 2017 which will make him pedal a mighty 2600 kms.
“Healthy India, wealthy India”, was Sreekanth’s core theme of his bicycle expedition and the purpose of this trip was pure dimensional as he wanted to live his passion and also inspire the urban folks to habituate cycling as a travelling medium to stay healthy.
After pedalling 200kms every day and bordering Kurnool, Nirmal, Nagpur, Jabalpur, Rewa, Varanasi, Birgunj, Sreekanth finally reached his destination, the base camp of Mt. Everest on June 21st, 2017.
Even though his bucket list ended on a brighter note, he is now game to trek the Mount Everest and guess what, he is already in talks with the government of Nepal.