NMC to host Northeast riders’ meet
Dimapur, June 30 (EMN): After a hiatus of two years due to COVID pandemic, the Nagaland Motorcycle Club (NMC) has announced to host the 12th edition of North East Riders Meet (NERM) in Nagaland from December 3 to the 5th.
This was announced during a press conference by the finance convenor of NERM 2022, Dr. Beizo Kiso today at NMC office in Ducan Basti, Dimapur.
NERM is an event organised by the Royal Enfield motorcycle riding community from the North Eastern States of India and governed by North East Alliance of Riders (NEAR). The annual event is usually held for 3 to 5 days either in the month of October or November or December on rotation by the clubs affiliated to NEAR of the respective states of North East India including Sikkim.
Dr. Kiso informed that they normally host ‘Hornbill Riders Meet’ every year, in collaboration with the Tourism department, as part of the Hornbill festival. He, however, informed that there will be no ‘Hornbill Riders Meet’ this year since they are hosting the NERM. He informed that NMC intends to accommodate the NERM into the ‘Hornbill Riders Meet’ slot during the Hornbill festival.
While the location has not been finalised, he informed that it will be either in Dimapur or Chümoukedima. He stated that NMC is expecting 1500 to 2000 participants as there has been a two-year gap due to the pandemic.
“This will be the single biggest entity that will bring many people to witness the ever-popular Hornbill Festival of Nagaland and thus promote tourism to Nagaland state to a significant extent as well,” he said.
NMC mentioned that during the 2019 edition of NERM in Aizawl, approximately 80 to 90 bikers from Nagaland participated.
The main purpose of NERM was to organise a festival and bring the Royal Enfield riding fraternity together. The participants of the event come from NE India, mainland India, and neighbouring countries like Nepal and Bhutan, who usually travel the length and breadth of NE India pre or post NERM.
NMC was formed on November 7, 2010, with its motto “One mind, one machine and one road.” Presently, there are four chapters in Nagaland which include Kohima, Dimapur, Tuensang and Longleng with a total of 98 members.