Minister Mohesh Chai flags off the India Asean Friendship Car Rally
TAWANG : Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, Mohesh Chai flagged off the India Asean Friendship Car Rally (IAFCR) from Gaden Namgyal Lhatse Monastery amid huge gathering on Wednesday here.
MLA Tawang Tsering Tashi, Director Sports DK Dinglow, Director Youth Affairs Tadar Appa, DC Tawang Sang Phuntsok, SP Tawang, was also present on the day.
Mohesh Chai praised the organizers for having chosen Tawang for the flag off and believed that the event would go a long way in promoting the already well known place as the main tourism hub in coming days. He wished all the participants luck and good health.
The car rally is being initiated by the state government and supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India along with the Commercial Affairs of the Royal Thai Embassy in New Delhi.
The rally will traverse through Myanmar Thailand Laos and Cambodia in 24 days with a mission to boost friendship and people to people contact besides promoting trade and tourism by exploring the age old linkages and connectivity between India and neighboring Asean countries.
To join this historic rally, a team of 28 Thai delegates with 11 cars led by Rachan Trairat had arrived Tawang on 9th of September 2018. The Indian team consisting of 38 participants with 3 Rotary members from Russia will drive 11 Indian cars sponsored by the Tata Motors for this event.
Doordarshan Sports Channel is the media partner of the event to telecast daily episode wise for the entire expedition. Indian Oil Corporation is fuelling the rally cars for a distance of 7000 plus kms.
B2B meetings are arranged at Vientiane on 21st September 2018 and at Bangkok on 29th of September 2018 by the sideline of the car rally to promote tourism of Arunachal Pradesh in the Asean countries, where the Indian delegates will meet and exchange their views and ideas with local entrepreneurs in Laos and Thailand.
International Friendship Car Rally Association based in Arunachal Pradesh is the organizer of this historic event of the India Asean friendship car rally 2018.