Trans Meghalaya Monsoon Odyssey is being conducted by Indian Army from 03 August to 10 August 22. The ride will showcase gratitude and pay respect to the freedom fighters & armed forces veterans who sacrificed their present for the glorious growth of the nation. It is also aimed to motivate youth of Meghalaya to join Indian Army as Agniveers and tread on the righteous and honorous Agnipath.
The expedition of was flagged off by Lt Gen DS Rana, General Officer Commanding Gajraj Corps on 03 August 2022 at Tezpur and is led by Brig KM Shende, Station Commander Umroi Military Station. The ride will be flagged-in on 10 August at Umroi by Shri Satya Pal Malik Hon’ble Governor of Meghalaya in a military ceremony.
The team of 25 bikers will cover all districts of Meghalaya travelling 1100km in 08 days. The expedition team will visit the memorials of three famous freedom fighters of Meghalaya namely U Kiang Nongbah, Pa Togan Nengminja Sangma and U Tirot Sing to pay homage to these Heroes who sacrificed their lives in India’s freedom struggle against the British.
The expedition also seeks to complete a journey through Meghalaya to celebrate the monsoons in the state and promote it as a biker’s destination. It will explore the ravishing beauty of Meghalaya by visiting the various unexplored splendid sites of Meghalaya.
This event is one in a series of multiple cultural events at Tamulpur and Hatigor in Assam, multiple places including Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh and Umroi Military Station in Meghalaya earlier this year commemorating Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
Report- Pratyusha Mukherjee
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