Shillong: The [email protected] BRO (Border Roads Organization) motorcycle expedition team received a rousing welcome in the state capital on Tuesday.
The BRO is conducting [email protected] BRO motorcycle expedition from October 14, 2021 to December 27, 2021 touching all corners of the country to spread awareness of the contribution of BRO in nation-building and road safety amongst others as part of the celebrations of Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav.
“Expedition is being conducted in seven legs. State of Meghalaya is being covered in Leg 4 which commenced at Doomdooma in Arunachal Pradesh on November 16, 2021 and will end at Kolkata on November 26, 2021,” the BRO release read.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had flagged off the motorcycle expedition from National War Memorial, Delhi on October 14, 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 December 27 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.
The Principal and students were addressed on the issue of national integration and infrastructure development of far flung and inaccessible parts 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,” a BRO statement elaborated.
Speaking on the occasion, Sunil Kumar Choubey, SE (Civil), 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.