AIZAWL: Mizoram sports and youth services minister Robert Romawia Royte on Monday flagged off Leg 4 of the pan India motorcycle expedition from the precinct of Project Pushpak headquarters in Aizawl.
The event is being organised by Border Roads Organization (BRO) as a part of the 75th Anniversary of Indian Independence Celebrations ‘Azaadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav.’
The event was attended by Project Pushpak Chief Engineer PN Yadav and other officers and personal of Project Pushpak.
Flagging off the expedition, which is expected to cover Aizawl to Kolkata route, Royte expressed his admiration of the pioneering role played by BRO in nation building, especially in far flung and remote areas of the country.
He highlighted the excellent services being rendered by BRO in connecting places and people in the country in general and Mizoram in particular.
He also lauded the contributions of BRO particularly in the development and construction of roads and bridges in Mizoram before it became a full fledged state.
He appreciated BRO’s idea of spreading the messages of national integration and across the country through the expedition and wished the participants a fruitful and safe journey in their leg of the expedition.
The flag off ceremony also included display of Cheraw – a Mizo cultural dance and felicitation of BRO ex-servicemen and widows in the state.
The expedition organised under the stewardship of Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhury, VSM, DG Border Roads has taken the challenging task of a Pan India Motorcycle Expedition to cover approximately 20,000 kilometres in 75 days by ‘BRO Karamyogis’.
The expedition was first flagged off by Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on October 14 from Delhi. Since then, the expedition has covered over 7,000 kilometres through various cities as well as difficult terrain like Pang, Leh, Kargil, Srinagar, Prayagraj, Varanasi, Nathula, Guwahati, Tezpur, Itanagar, Pasighat, Doomdooma, Jorhat, Dimapur, Imphal, among others.
The expedition team reached Aizawl on Sunday and proceeded to Kolkata on Monday, after it was flagged off. The members of the expedition will spread the achievements of BRO in nation building over the past six decades.
They will also be spreading the message of peace, national integration and harmony towards achieving ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’ through several public interaction programmes or activities including medical camps, Swachh Bharat Initiatives, road safety campaigns and visiting old age homes or orphanages.
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