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Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav Motorcycle Expedition of Border Road Organization (BRO) Completes Second Leg

Highlights:

  • Second leg from Srinagarto Siliguri
  • Covered 3,500 Km during first leg from New Delhi to Srinagar in 10 Days. Completes Second leg reaches Siliguri on 04 Nov 2021 covering 3,500 Km.
  • Pan India Motorcycle Expedition by BRO commemorating Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav flagged off f by Hon’ble Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh.

India@75 BRO Motorcycle Expedition successfully completed the second leg of the Expedition as it reached Siligurion 04 Nov 2021. The team of 20 men from BRO and the Indian Army began their journey on 24 Oct 2021, travelling approximately 3,000 Km in 11 days through Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Assam.

The first leg involved travelling through treacherous hilly and snowbound regions of Leh& Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. Second Leg Expedition traversed through the mountainous roads touching Srinagar, Ramban, Jammu & Rishikesh. In the second half of the journey, the team travelled through the North-Central & Middle Gangetic Plains cutting across religious towns/cities of Rishikesh, Prayagraj, Bodhgaya and Varanasi in UP and Bihar.

The adventure continued for the team and its members as they interact every day with people making bonds and radiating warmth and happiness. The team had a brief interaction with the locals specifically with the youth and school children of Kashmir, the team encouraged them to participate in nation-building and join BRO/Army. The team interacted with the troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR) at Wuzoor, after crossing the Chenani-Nashri and Banihal Tunnels.

Interaction with Veterans and Gallantry Award winners was organised at Jammu, Chandigarh, Rishikesh and Siliguri. The team members visited old age homes at Panchkula, Jammu and Rishikesh creating positive memories as they checked up on their health and comforted them. Interaction with school kids and NCC Cadets at Srinagar, Jammu, Rishikesh and Assi ghat in UP was done and Team shared their experiences, promoted positive civic action, and informed them that how their empowerment through education can play a vital role in their own development as well as in that of their communities. The team distributed books, bags and stationery items to the school children.

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Free Medical camps for more than 800 persons at various places at Srinagar, Rishikesh were conducted under the aegis of BRO Projects, the attendees were also given informative lectures and talks by medical professionals on life-threatening diseases, maintaining personal and community hygiene, and adherence to Covid-19 protocols.

The team conducted numerous outreach programmes promoting road safety awareness among commuters at Tanakpur, Prayagraj, Chanduali& Darjeeling and finally culminated at Siliguri on an auspicious day on 04 Nov 2021where they celebrated Diwali with the BRO men at their detachment location in Siliguri. The third Leg starts from 05 Nov 2021 and the team will now traverse through the capitals/important places Nathu La, Gangtok, Hashimara, Guwahati, Tezpur, Itanagar and Pasighat in the North-Eastern region and will finish the leg at Doom Dooma.

Disclaimer : This is an official press release by PIB.

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