From Our Correspondent
Itagar, Oct 25: Aruchal Pradesh Parliamentary Secretary for PHE and WS Kumsi Sidisaw on Monday flagged off the Indo-Bhutan Friendship Car Rally-2016 from the general ground at Bhalukpong in West Kameng district. Organized by Intertiol Friendship Car Rally Association (IFCRA) and supported by State’s tourism department and Bhutan India Friendship Association (BIFA) to strengthen relations between the two neighbours, the rally would cover a distance more than 1000 km and culmite in Thimpu, Bhutan’s capital.
The rally, which initially started from Tawang on Sunday, was flagged off by Chief Minister Pema Khandu along with deputy chief minister Chow Mein and others, an official report said here today. Addressing the gathering, Kumsi said the rally is a small but important step to improve the relation between the two countries.
Appreciating the organisers for their initiative, the parliamentary secretary assured all possible help from his and the State government’s end.
IFCRA president Pem Som giving an overview of the venture said that the car rally has been organized with a focus to promote friendship and understanding between India and Bhutan and other South Asian countries mainly through cultural exchange and motor rallies with the support of media both print and electronic. He, on the occasion, also thanked the active support of chief minister Pema Khandu, parliamentary secretary Kumsi Sidisaw and the State government in particular for organising such an event. A total of 20 vehicles with participants from foreign countries like Australia, Portugal, UK, Bhutan are taking part in the rally, the report added.