Berhampore: The Border Security Force (BSF) has organized a historic ‘Maitri Cycle Rally’ (Friendship Cycle Rally) to commemorate the birth centenary year of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib-ur-Rahaman, the father of Bangladesh, in view of the ‘better relationship across border’.
The 4,097 kilometre long, 66-day bicycle rally was flagged off on January 10 at the Panitor Border outpost near Basirhat in North 24 parganas by former Army chief General Shankar Rai Chowdhury in the presence of other dignitaries including senior officers of BSF and BGB.
The ‘Maitri Cycle Rally’ is being organized to strengthening the bond of friendship between the two neighboring countries, a BSF official said.
For 66 days, the 13 BSF Jawans will cycle along border roads of West Bengal, Assam, Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya before ending the journey at Silkore Border outpost in Mizoram on March 17 to coincide with the birth anniversary of Bangabandhu, said North Bengal Frontier Inspector General Sunil Kumar to ANI.
The ‘Maitri cycle rally’ reached the area of sector Berhampore under the South Bengal frontier of BSF in Murshidabad district of West Bengal on January 13. There was a grand reception at the border outpost Natna, 84 Battalion, where everyone present received tremendous welcome by showring flowers on the Cyclists.
On January 16, the Friendship cycle rally arrived to Suti’s Nimtita BSF Camp. Locals chants ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ to welcome the cyclists.
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