SHILLONG: The BSF organized 'Maitri Cycle Rally' to mark the 100th Birth Anniversary of Banga Bandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rehman of Bangladesh. The rally will be completed in 66 days covering a total 4,097 kms distance and it will be passing through the States viz. West Bengal, Assam, Tripura, Manipur, Meghalaya and Mizoram along the Indo- Bangladesh border. The journey will be completed by 13 cyclists of BSF from West Bengal to Mizoram. The rally started on January 10, 2021 from BSF BOP Panitar, South Bengal and is expected to finish on March 17, 2021 at BSF BOP Sikore, Mizoram.
On February 2, the 'Maitri Cycle Rally' entered Meghalaya through BOP Baldamgiri of 28 Bn BSF in South West Garo Hills and after 9 days of challenging journey in Meghalaya frontier, on February 11, the 'Maitri Cycle Rally' reached at BOP Dawki of 30 Bn BSF. The rally was felicitated by Hardeep Singh, Inspector General accompanied by U K Nayal, PPMG & D Haokip, Dy inspector General's BSF Meghalaya Frontier and Col. Md Amirul Islam, psc, Border Guard Bangladesh Sector Commander Sylhet and other officers from both the Border Guarding Forces. A cultural programme was organized at BOP Dawki in which various local traditional events were presented by School children and local villagers of the area. The 'Maitri Cycle Rally' signifies friendship between Border Security Force and Border Guard Bangladesh.
During its 9 days journey in Meghalaya, various programs were organized by the Border Security Force at various Border Posts en route with the active participation of school children, the local bodies and State government officials.
As per schedule, the rally is expected to exit from BSF Meghalaya Frontier on February 12 and enter BSF Mizoram and Cachar to finish its journey at BSF BOP Silkore under Mizoram.
Umesh Kumar Nayal, DIG/PRO complimented all cyclists for displaying their physical fitness and determination to cover such a challenging terrain in a stipulated time. He also thanked all BGB officials who felicitated the Rally enroute and extended their cooperation to strengthen the existing friendship between the two Border Guarding Forces, stated a release.
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