Shillong(Meghalaya), Apr 12 : Marking the culmination of the Purvottar Bharat Parikrama, Indian Army’s pan North East Car Rally, the Governor of Meghalaya, Phagu Chauhan today flagged in the North East Car Rally, at Umroi Military Station.
The Rally reached its final destination Umroi Military Station, after travelling across 9 states over 20 days.
The car rally which was flagged off by Army Commander HQ Eastern Command, Lt Gen RP Kalita, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM on March 22 from Fort Williams, Kolkata, covered approximately 4000 Kms over 22 days and passed through scenic routes & arduous terrain of the North East.
The Rally visited various War memorials, conducted motivational talks at schools & colleges and explored many other historical locations of the North East India.
The Governor felicitated the team leader, Brigadier KM Shende, Shaurya Chakra and Subedar Major & Honorary Captain Yogendra Singh Yadav, Param Vir Chakra and lauded the efforts of the Indian Army in the service of the Nation. He also highlighted the superlative coordination between the Army and Civil Administration in Meghalaya and commended the efforts of the Indian Army to assist the Ex-Servicemen and Veterans of the State.
The Car Rally was aimed to promote national unity, camaraderie and national integration among the people of North East India, bringing together different sections of society and build a “New India” that is stronger and more prosperous. It also focussed on enhancing awareness about the Indian Army and the Agniveer program.
The event was a great platform to showcase the cultural diversity of Northeastern region and encourage tourism.
The event was conducted in collaboration with North Eastern Council under the Department of North Eastern Region as part of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”.