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Trio promotes cleanliness as they pedal across India

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By Our Reporter Updated: Feb 10, 2020 11:32 pm
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The cyclists from Nainital with members of the Namsa on Monday at Hotel Saramati in Dimapur.

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Dimapur, Feb. 10 (EMN):
Sagar Dewrari, Pankaj Bisht and Rishabh Joshi have been advocating “cleanliness and fitness” on their bicycles across 23 states and two union territories in India in 96 days, around 10,000 km from November 6 2019. They have nothing to lose as they are on a mission to create India as well as an Asian record by cycling 15000 km across India.

The childhood best friends are of the same age, at 21 years, and are from Nainital in Uttarakhand.

Addressing media persons after reaching Dimapur on Monday evening at Saramati Hotel, Dewrari said they are on the ride spreading the message of cleanliness and fitness besides also to create a record for ‘longest cycling in India and Asia.’ The trio are members of the Run2Live Yuva and RS Group in Nainital.

They said this was not their first expedition as they have done an expedition in 2018 from Nainital to Ladakh on a bicycle with the theme of women empowerment. But this is definitely the longest distance they are covering, it was informed. They are said to have spent New Year in Telangana state.

“The experience has been over whelming so far because of the helping hand every person we meet on the way has extended. Although initially during the 10 days of our journey we were dejected because of the obvious obstacle we encouraged each other that this was what we wanted to do we did not give up and went ahead with our journey,” Dewrari said, recalling moments from their journey.

In this expedition, the boys are being sponsored by Run2Live team Nainital and Firefox besides with aid from local businessmen and schools.

In Dimapur they are being hosted by the Nagaland Adventure and Motor Sports Association (Namsa).

The next states that the trio will be covering are Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Chhattisgarh.

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