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New Delhi : India@75 BRO Motorcycle Expedition team received a rousing welcome in Arunachal Pradesh. Deputy Chief Minister  Chowna Mein welcomed the expedition team to Arunachal Pradesh at Rajbhawan, Itanagar, on November 11, 2021.

Border Roads Organisation(BRO) is conducting India@75 BRO Motorcycle expedition from October 14, 2021, to December 27, 2021, touching all corners of the country to spread awareness about contribution of BRO in nation building as part of the celebrations of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. Expedition is being conducted in seven legs. State of Arunachal Pradesh is being covered in Leg 3 which commenced at Siliguri on November 5, 2021, and will finish at Doomdooma on November 14, 2021, according to a PIB release.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had flagged off the Motorcycle expedition from Delhi on October 14, 2021. First of its kind, this expedition will cover 20,000 km over 75 days with more than 75 Riders from BRO. The expedition will be culminating in New Delhi on December 27,  2021, after traversing the entire perimeter of India.

The expedition has both social and military themes. It aims to motivate youth to join the elite BRO, and also to interact with Gallantry Awardees, Ex-Servicemen, and War Widows en route. It also aims to spread the accomplishments of the nation towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat through several public outreach programmes.

The event to felicitate the expedition was organised by Project Arunank with assistance from State authorities. Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein highlighted the yeoman service being done by BRO in connecting places–connecting people in the country in general and Arunachal Pradesh in particular. He also urged the youth of the State to contribute towards nation building. The Deputy Chief Minister also flagged off the expedition for their next Phase of journey towards Pasighat and wished them all the best for their future endeavours.

The BRO also simultaneously conducted Medical Camps in the remote areas of Yazli, Joram, Pipa, Koloriang, Kimin.  In addition, Swacch Bharat Abhiyan and road safety campaigns were also conducted at Daporijo, Bame, Taliha, and Likabali concurrently with the Motorcycle Expedition.