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Lushai Hills Cycling Expedition – 2018 flagged off

From Our Special Correspondent
Silchar, Jan 3: Indian Army has always been at the forefront to accept challenges and adversities in combat, adventure sports, expeditions as well as in assisting civil authority during natural calamities, disturbances and also in contributing towards nation building exercises. In keeping with this high tradition and the spirit of bravado, a cycling expedition team from Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare (CIJW) School located at Vairengte in Mizoram was flagged off from Vairengte, Kolasib, on Wednesday. The challenging yet adventurous route would be through Aizawl, Saitual, Champhai, Biate, Serchhip, Aibawk and Mamit and the team would be finally flagged in at Vairengte on January 9 by Major General M S Ghura, VSM, Commandant CIJW School.
 In addition to acquainting themselves with the unique topography, ecology, rich culture and heritage of the colourful and vibrant people of Mizoram, the aim of this multi dimensional Lushai Hills Cycling Expedition - 2018 is to spread awareness about employment opportunities in Indian Army, besides organizing medical cum health checkup camps in remote regions to make people conscious of maintaining good health and also the ecological balance. The motto of this expedition is “awareness through adventure”.
 The 10 member team under the leadership of Maj Ashun Redhu will cover a distance of 700 kms in the picturesque landscape of Mizoram in seven days. This cycling expedition is yet another initiative of the elite Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School which apart from imparting world renowned counter terrorism training to combatants not only of the Indian Army but also from friendly foreign countries across the world is also pursuing societal responsibilities in Mizoram. This information is e-mailed to The Sentinel by Col C Konwer, PRO (Defence).