SHILLONG, May 6: The NH-51 Rebels (Royal Enfield Bike Enthusiasts and Lovers Society) observed its 10th anniversary by hosting the first Garo Hills Riders meet at Amingokgre rural resort, about 30 km from Tura in West Garo Hills with the theme ‘Litter Free Garo Hills, Let’s Make it a Reality’.
As part of the meet, at least 58 riders from Garo Hills and Assam converged to initiate the message of cleanliness and environmental consciousness amongst the people. On Saturday, the riders took the onus to organise cleaning drive from Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT) on the outskirt of Tura.
“NH-51 Rebels main objectivity is to promote fellowship among motorcycle riders through discussion and social events to promote by example and any other acceptable means, safe use, operation and enjoyment of motorcycles; and to develop a fraternal spirit between law enforcement personnel and the general public”, said Titthue Momin, general secretary, NH-51 Rebels.
Tribal National Riders, Williamnagar and Tura Endfield Riders Clubs also took part in the meet.
“We discussed on common issues and charted out agenda, including charity events, in our meet”, Momin added.
Swimming and arm wresting competition were also organised for the riders in the meet. “We ride for a cause and not just for passion”, said Piganath Sangma, a rider from Williamnagar.
A veteran rider Saranjit Singh Beddy, 60 of Rhino Riders Guwahati said, “Riding in Garo Hills is always a wonderful experience. The people here are warm and hospitable.”
NH-51 Rebels is known for organising several charity events and community services while promoting positive image of Garo Hills. Notable events organised by the society include peace rally, road safety week with Tura traffic police, medical camps, etc.