Region: India gets ready to ride North East on wheels
Guwahati: A bike expedition to the northeastern region was launched on Thursday in New Delhi under the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. The event was jointly organized by Culture Ministry and Amazing Namaste foundation which works to promote the Culture of India’s North Eastern States.
North East on Wheels (NEW) Expedition’ scheduled between April 8-16, 2022 is to mark the celebrations of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
The 75 bikers participating in this expedition will be selected from all over the country and cover about 9000 km in the North East Region traveling in 6 groups.
The expedition will also promote the Dekho Apna Desh initiative of the Ministry of Tourism especially focusing on this vision. The Riders will also carry the message focusing on the importance of Road Safety.
Minister of State for Culture and External Affairs, Meenakashi Lekhi, launching the event said that northeast is something to be showcased, were people can be one, the diversity in unity prevails.
“There are eight states with 166 different tribes and traditions, which are protected by the constitution this country,” she said.
The Govt of India’s decision to reorient “Look East’ policy to make it “Act East” policy is an indication of an action driven agenda, she added. North East states are now talking about projects, industrial activity and other sunrise areas of economic engagement such as Tourism, Logistics. Many youngsters from the region are today role models for others across the country be it sports, entrepreneurship, social enterprise, etc.