DIPR IMPHAL, 12th Nov: Governor Dr Najma Heptulla accorded warm welcome to members of the Assam Rifles tri-nation motorcycle expedition team at Raj Bhavan on Sunday.
The Assam Rifles, the country’s oldest para-military force, is conducting a tri-nation motorcycle expedition covering India, Bangladesh and Myanmar as part of its 183rd raising day celebrations.
The 2150-km long expedition will also cover six north-eastern states namely Meghalaya, Assam, Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram and Tripura.
The expedition is named Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Unity and Heritage Motorcycle Expedition.
During her interaction, Dr Heptulla noted that the 33-member expedition team ‘fostered force-to-force connection with the border guarding forces of Bangladesh and Myanmar’.
While stating that the team members have been paying homage to martyrs of the Indian army who sacrificed their lives during the Indo-Pak war of 1971 and World War II in the course of their expedition, she also urged them to spread the message of peace and brotherhood and interact with the local populace.
According to expedition commander, Col PKS Gaur the expedition was flagged off from Shillong in Meghalaya on October 30 and will conclude on November 17.
The objective is to promote peace, prosperity and brotherhood, cultural exchanges, national integrity, interact with war veterans and foster contact with border guards of Bangladesh and Myanmar.