Imphal: Chief Minister N. Biren Singh flagged off two motorcycle rallies in celebration of 75 years of Independence, Sunday from Hapta Kangjeibung to Moirang and Mao.
Chief Minister N. Biren Singh welcomed the riders from different rider groups participating in the bike rally for Mao and said the riders will spread the message of India’s Independence and the people’s responsibility towards building unity in the country. The Chief Minister further prayed for the safe return of the riders.
He also said the nation is celebrating 75 years of Independence as Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and remembering the sacrifices of our people and leaders in their effort to achieve independence.
The second rally will ride till INA Martyrs’ Memorial complex at Moirang, N. Biren Singh said welcoming the second group of riders participating in the Imphal-Moirang rally.
Further reminding the gathering of the sacrifices and contributions made by the many leaders and public in the fight against the British for India’s Independence, the Chief Minister called on all to help in building a strong and united India.
DGP Manipur, P. Doungel said whatever we do today, becomes an example for unity as well as showing the power of youth. The power of youth that is channelized in the correct manner and that is used in a way that is befitting for the State as well as our community.
Chief Minister N. Biren Singh led the second rally on a motor-bike, while Forest and Environment Minister Thongam Biswajit Singh led riders from altogether 22 riders groups in the rally to Mao. Mementos were also distributed to the rider groups.
The rallies are organised by the Home Department. The flagging off ceremony was also attended by Ministers, MLAs, Chief Secretary Dr. Rajesh Kumar, high ranking Police officials, among others.