By PIB Guwahati
India@75 BRO Motorcycle Expedition team received a rousing welcome in Shillong, Meghalaya. Shri. Sunil Kumar Choubey, SE (Civ), Officiating Chief Engineer, HQ R&D Estt (BRO) welcomed the expedition team to Meghalaya at HQ R&D Estt (BRO) Shillong today. Border Roads Organisation (BRO) is conducting India@75 BRO Motorcycle expedition from 14 Oct 2021 to 27 Dec 2021 touching all corners of the country to spread awareness of contribution of BRO in nation building as part of the celebrations of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. Expedition is being conducted in seven legs. State of Meghalya is being covered in Leg 4 which commenced at Doomdooma in Arunachal Pradesh on 16 November 2021 and will end at Kolkata on 26 November 2021.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh had flagged off the Motorcycle expedition from Delhi on 14 Oct 2021. First of its kind, this expedition will cover 20,000 kms over 75 days with more than 75 Riders including Officers and Other Ranks from BRO. The expedition will culminate at New Delhi on 27 Dec 2021 after traversing the entire perimeter of India.
As a part of outreach programme organised by HQ R&D Estt, the expedition team visited Saint Claret Higher. Secondary School, Umkdait, Nongmengsong, Shillong and was accorded a rousing reception by Principal Fr. Siby Kuriakose, Principal and students who were addressed on the issue of National Integration and infrastructure development of far-flung and inaccessible part of the country specially North and North East of India.
The expedition has both social and military themes. It aims to motivate youth to join the elite BRO, and also to interact with Gallantry Awardees.
Ex-Servicemen and War Widows enroute. It also aims to spread the accomplishments of the nation towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat through several public outreach programmes.
The event to felicitate the expedition was organised by HQ Research and Development Establishment (BRO). While speaking on the occasion, Shri. Sunil Kumar Choubey, SE(Civ), Officiating Chief Engineer HQ R & D Estt (BRO) highlighted the yeoman service being done by BRO in connecting places, connecting people in the country in general and Meghalaya in particular. He also urged the youth of the State to contribute towards nation-building. Hon’ble dignitary Major General D.K Singh, SM, Officiating Director General, Assam Rifles to flag off the expedition for their next Phase of journey towards Hasimara, Alipurduar and Kolkata on 24th November.
( Photo full credit Kanchan Ugursandi . is world’s first solo rider who scaled 18 high altitude mountain passes of himalyas.)