‘The Sea Riders’ expedition reaches Kisama
Kisama, Dec. 6 (EMN): Indian Navy motorbike team dubbed as ‘The Sea Riders’ is embarking on a motorcycle expedition with an objective to motivate youth to join the armed forces.
On reaching Kisama on Tuesday, the team in collaboration with Central Bureau of Communication, Field office, Kohima, held a cultural programme at Multimedia Exhibition Hall in Kisama on Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
The team consisting 17 riders including three females is currently in Nagaland, culminating the first-phase expedition at the Hornbill Festival in Kisama on Tuesday.
Captain Sumeet Puri informed that the team consisted of 17 riders and three support staff.
The expedition is being conducted over two phases across the seven North Eastern states with each phase covering some of the toughest and most breath-taking terrains in North East India. The expedition will pass through the capital cities including Guwahati, Shillong, Aizawl, Imphal and Kohima, and also ride the high altitude Sela and BumLa passes, he said.
The main objective of the expedition is to interact with students in various schools and to introduce the spirit of adventure while making them aware about the Indian Navy. It aims at motivating youth to join the armed forces.
In Kohima, the team planned to visit two schools and interact with the students.
The event was organised to commemorate 75 years of India’s Independence and Indian Navy’s Look East policy to encourage men and women of the Northeast to join the Indian Navy, he informed.
The three female riders Cdr. Ratna Prabha Karle, Lt. Cdr. Lehar Singhal and Trimann Saluja also shared their experiences during the programme.
The second-phase expedition, in partnership with Royal Enfield, will culminate in Guwahati on December 15.