- NET Web Desk
Mizoram Sports & Youth Services Minister Pu Robert Romawia Royte today flagged off Leg 4 of the pan India Motorcycle Expedition organized by Border Roads Organization (BRO) from the Project Pushpak Headquarters, Thuampui, Aizawl.
Expected to cover Aizawl-Kolkata route, this challenging motorcycle expedition of BRO marks the 75 years of Independence, and celebrating India’s freedom struggle based on the theme “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”.
This event was attended by the Chief Engineer of Project Pushpak, PN Yadav and other Personnel.
Its worthy to note that ‘Project Pushpak’ is one of the largest and most prestigious project undertaken by BRO, in order to improve the infrastructural facilities across remote areas of the Northeast India.
The flag-off ceremony incorporated the exhibition of Cheraw – a Mizo cultural dance and felicitation of BRO ex-servicemen and widows in the state.
It reached Aizawl yesterday and proceeded towards Kolkata today, after the culmination of flag-off ceremony.
While addressing the gathering during this ceremony, Royte hailed the pioneering role played by BRO in nation building, especially in far flung and remote areas of the country.
He further highlighted the excellent services rendered by BRO in connecting places & people across the nation.
Meanwhile, the Sports Minister also lauded the contributions of BRO in developing and constructing roads and bridges across Mizoram before it became a fully fledged state.
He also appreciated BRO’s idea of spreading the messages of national integration across the country and wished the participants a fruitful and safe journey in this leg of the expedition.
Organized under the leadership of Lt General Rajeev Chaudhury, the challenging motorcycle expedition was flagged off by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on October 14 from Delhi.
Since then, the challenging motorcycle expedition has covered a voyage spanning over 7000 kilometers through various cities and difficult terrains.
It has covered regions such as – Pang, Leh, Kargil, Srinagar, Prayagraj, Varanasi, Nathula, Guwahati, Tezpur, Itanagar, Pasighat, Doomdooma, Jorhat, Dimapur, Imphal etc.
The expedition has been undertaken by 75 participants of the executive force, who will entail a challenging journey covering a distance of 20,000 km over 75 days.
It aims to showcase and highlight the achievements made by the nation towards achieving self-reliance through the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Mission.
Furthermore, it stresses on generating awareness on the nation’s story of evolution, by initiating several public interaction activities including – medical camps, Swachh Bharat initiatives, road safety campaigns, and visits to old age homes/orphanages.