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Arunachal Hornbill’s flight international race concludes

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By EMN Updated: Nov 22, 2018 11:25 pm
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Bollywood actor Salman Khan with Union minister Kiren Rijiju rides bicycles at the conclusion of MTB Arunachal Hornbill’s Flight 2018 in Mechuka on November 22.

Dimapur, Nov. 22 (EMN): The eight-day mountain biking event dubbed as Dalmia MTB Arunachal Hornbill’s Flight International Race 2018, which began in Itanagar on November 15 came to an end at Mechuka on November 22.

Mahendra Singhi, MD and CEO of Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited said, “It is fulfilling to know that all our bikers have made it successfully to Mechuka manoeuvring through such a tough terrain. I would like to congratulate all the winners of the race and I am thankful to Kiren Rijiju and the MTB team for giving us the opportunity to partner with them for such a great initiative and are hopeful that our partnership with MTB continues for many more editions to come. I would also like to thank Salman Khan to come forward and encourage the youngsters.”

Bollywood actor Salman Khan was a part of the finale at Mechuka and has been lending his support to the event since the beginning of the race. He was a part of the curtain raiser of the event where he unveiled the official race jersey in Mumbai.

An award distribution ceremony was organised at the finale to felicitate the winners. Martin from Germany bagged the prize for open men solo category, while Sarah from Germany bagged the prize for open women solo. David and Rakesh won the team of two categories, while the students’ category was bagged by Ashish from the Hero action team, and Datta Patil won the master’s 40+. Menjo was declared the best Arunachal rider, while Marca Sangma was declared the best para rider and the 14 year old Malav Dutta won the prize for promising rider award.

Minister of state (Home) Kiren Rijiju, chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh Pema Khandu, Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, and Arunachal MLA Pasang Dorjee Sona were other dignitaries present on the occasion.

The race was aimed at promoting adventure sports in the Northeast region with Arunachal Pradesh in particular sponsored by Dalmia Bharat Cement.

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By EMN Updated: Nov 22, 2018 11:25:04 pm