Siliguri, September 11 (Raj Bhavan): The Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim, Shri Ganga Prasad flagged off a Cycle Rally at CRPF Camp, Siliguri, today. The Cyclists continued the rally from Siliguri to Patna. The Cycle Rally had started from Jorhat, Assam as a part of the “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” programme.
CRPF has organised four rallies from four corners of the country, that is, from Kashmir, Gujurat’s Gandhinagar, Kerala’s Pallippuram and Assam’s Jorhat. All the rallies will culminate at Rajghat, New Delhi, the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi, on Gandhi Jayanti, 2nd October 2021. The rallies are being organized with a focus on the youth of the country to get themselves connected with the brave stories of the freedom fighters and the sacrifices made by the unsung heroes of India’s freedom movement.
The flagged off programme was attended by Member of Parliament, Jalpaiguri, Dr Jayanta Kumar Rai as the Guest of Honour, National Boxing Coach, Sandhya Gurung as the special guest along with other senior officers of CRPF, SSB, BSF, Police Officer of Siliguri, Siliguri Municipal Corporation, other dignitaries and cycling enthusiasts.
The Hon’ble Governor, Shri Ganga Prasad in his address said, ‘The central government has taken many initiatives to develop the Northeast like other parts of the country. The Northeastern region has huge potential and it will play a big role in the future.’ He also highlighted the initiative of the Union government in developing the North East states.
The Hon’ble Governor gave his best wishes to the cyclists for the rally and also remembered and paid homage to freedom fighters.
The cycling team consists of 25 CRPF and personnel along with the supporting staff