Friday, June 2, 2023

Purvottar Bharat Parikrama car rally reaches Kohima

The Purvottar Bharat Parikrama car rally reached Kohima on Saturday after covering 2200 Km across four states (West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam & Arunachal Pradesh) in the past nine days. The car rallyists included a PVC awardee, Sub Maj and Hony Capt Yogendra Singh Yadav, PVC (Retd).
A press release by PRO defence stated that on reaching Kohima, the rallyists paid homage to the brave soldiers at the WWII memorial and felicitated the families of valiant soldiers who laid their life for the nation.
The families of Capt (Late) Neikezhakuo Kenguruse, MVC, and Hony Capt Imliakum Ao, MVC were also felicitated during the event. A motivational talk was also given by Sub Maj & Hony Capt Yogendra Singh Yadav, PVC (Retd) to t NCC cadets and school students.
The interaction was received well by the students and it motivated them to contribute to nation-building.
Purvottar Bharat Parikrama rally is traversing through Northeastern states of India to commemorate ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahostav’.
The car rally was flagged off by Army Commander HQ Eastern Command Lt Gen RP Kalita, on March 22 on the eve of Shaheed Diwas.
The rally will cover over approximately 4000 Kms and has covered arduous terrain to include Nathu-la in Sikkim, Se-la, and Bum-la in Arunachal Pradesh, and now is traveling states south of Bharamputra River.
The initiative aims to promote national unity, camaraderie, and national integration among people of different states, religions, and cultures bringing together different sections of society and building a “New India” that is stronger and more prosperous.
It also focuses on enhancing awareness about India’s rich history and cultural heritage among the youth of the region.
The event will be a great platform to showcase the cultural diversity of the Northeastern region and encourage tourism.


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