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A young man out solo to salute and thank the men in uniform

RIDE FOR PRIDE

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Guwahati, June 23: Nitin Khattar, a 30 years old Software Engineer from Sonipat, Harya, was comfortably tucked in his job of a Software  Engineer in the confines of an AC office in one of the many high rise buildings of Noida. It is then when he got a realisation of a call from within to seek out for some real adventure. Being a motorcycle enthusiast, his idea was to travel all along the borders of India along the coasts, through the deserts, plains of Punjab, the rough forested terrain of Northeast and the high Himalayas. But the ride is with a difference, he decided that his ride had to have a purpose and a message to the youth and the old alike across the country. And so in February 2016 he embarked on this ride to thank the men and women in uniform guarding our borders.

For the past four months he has been on the roads on his Royal Enfield  fulfilling his noble mission. On June 13 he was in Guwahati after completing 18,000 km out of the total distance of approximately 30,000 km.

On being asked about how he is fincing his trip, Nitin said that he has no official sponsor, 70 per cent of the cost of the trip was being finced by people and friends who appreciate his endeavor and balance under his own arrangements.

Along the way he has been distributing a specially designed ‘Thank and Appreciation Card’ to Army and Para Military Force units he comes across, aim being to thank the Brave Hearts tirelessly guarding the sanctity of the tiol Frontiers. The effort and initiative of the young man is commendable and all the more so given he is doing it solo, braving the vagaries of ture and the unpredictability of humans as well.

Nitin Khattar yesterday left Guwahati for Shillong from where he will be further proceeding to Mizoram and Tripura on his way to Manipur and galand, and the journey will carry on to Upper Assam, Aruchal Pradesh, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Himachal, Ladakh ,Valley of Kashmir on to plains of Punjab.

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Ankur Kalita