New Delhi: India@75 BRO Motorcycle Expedition successfully completed the fourth leg covering 3,200 km in 12 days through six states, after reaching Kolkata on Saturday.
“The team passed through the hilly terrains of North Eastern states of Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Meghalaya before touching the East Coast at Kolkata,” an official statement said here.
The expedition was flagged off from New Delhi by Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh on October 14, as it traversed through the high altitudes and snow-bound areas of Himachal, Leh & Ladakh, and Jammu & Kashmir.
The statement said, “During this leg, the expedition team conducted motivational lectures and connected with young and dynamic school children, college students and NCC Cadets at Jorhat, Dimapur, Imphal, Silchar Aizawl, Shillong, Alipurduar, Malda and Kolkata.”
It also conducted in-depth discussions with the youth on how they can contribute to nation-building.
“The team was thrilled by the interest and queries the youth showed on joining BRO and the Indian Army and serving the country,” it said.
The team was able to spread the message of Road Safety Awareness by conducting numerous quizzes and outreach programmes almost every day involving all age groups along the route.
The team also interacted with locals, visited orphanages & old age homes and spent considerable time visiting the veterans at different places.
The India@75 BRO Motorcycle Expedition has covered more than 10,000 km to date and is almost midway of its journey.
The team members have created unforgettable memories, lifelong bonds, and generated keen interest among the masses and importantly stimulated road safety awareness among the citizens.
“The expedition will now move to its next destination at the Southernmost tip of India Kanyakumari,” it said.
In the second leg, it traversed through the plains of Punjab, hills of Uttarakhand and the Indo-Gangetic plains of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar & West Bengal before finishing the leg at Siliguri.
In leg three, the expedition navigated through Nathu La, Gangtok, Kalimpong, Hashimara, Guwahati, Tezpur, Itanagar, Pasighat and reached the eastern town of Doom Dooma in Assam before heading for Kolkata.