Guwahati, April 4: In order to mark 75th year of country’s Independence, the Amazing Namaste Foundation has organised a Pan-North East bike expedition - ‘North East on Wheels’ from April 9 to April 17.
This expedition will boost and promote tourism in NE and help showcase this beautiful region and its performative character through diverse lenses.
A total of 75 bikers from all over India will participate in the 9-day expedition covering almost 1,00,000 km distance in 8 states across North East.
Assam Chief Minister of Assam Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma will flag off the bike expedition from Administrative Staff College Ground, Khanapara here on April 9 morning and Union Minister of Culture, Tourism & DoNER, G Kishan Reddy will be Guest of Honour. After riding about 1400 km distance each biker will return to Guwahati on April 16.
During the journey, the riders will pay tributes to national heroes, interact with local communities and promote through social media, the rich flora & fauna, cultural rainbow and performative character of the citizens supporting the cause of ‘One Nation, One Culture One People’ in true spirit. The bikers will be touching different international borders (Bumla Pass, Jaigaon, Moreh and Dawki) through their journey.
Atul Kulkarni, Chairman, Amazing Namaste Foundation, organizers of the event and Member, Board go Governors of IIM Shillong said, “North East Region is not just unique but also strategically very important for India’s neighbourhood initiatives.
“It is this beauty of the region which the nation must appreciate and also experience and hence we have conceptualized North East on Wheels. We are happy that bikers across the country representing all age, gender, professional backgrounds and region have responded overwhelmingly. Through North East on Wheels our endeavor is to provide an experience of the lifetime to people,” Kulkarni said.