Indian Navy, Royal Enfield, motorcycling expedition, northeast, AZADI KA AMRIT MAHOTSAV

24 days | 15 bikes | 7 states | 3500 km: Indian Navy-Royal Enfield join hands for motorcycling expedition across northeast to commemorate AZADI KA AMRIT MAHOTSAV

As part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations, the Indian Navy motorbike team, The Sea Riders, in partnership with Royal Enfield, embarked on an epic motorcycle expedition across the seven states of North East India from 25th November to 14th December 2022.

On Friday, from South Point School at Guwahati, the expedition was flagged off by Adm R Hari Kumar, Chief of the Naval Staff via video conference. Fifteen Sea Riders rode out on Royal Enfield Meteor 350 cc motorbikes. Across the seven states of North East, the riders will cover a total distance of 3500 km over a period of 24 days.

In two phases, the expedition is being conducted across seven states with each phase covering some of the toughest and most breathtaking terrains in North East India. The riders will traverse along the Indo-Bangladesh border. They will visit historical Unakoti sculptures, Keibul Lamjao National Park (the only floating national park in the world), and witness the famous Hornbill festival. The tour will be passing through the capital cities-Guwahati, Shillong, Aizawl, Imphal, and Kohima. Bikers will ride through high altitude Sela and BumLa passes.

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The expedition is led by Capt Sumeet Puri. During the expedition, The Sea Riders will also interact with students at various schools. They will introduce the spirit of adventure whilst making students aware of the Indian Navy.

Royal Enfield company is one of the world’s oldest motorcycle brands. It is in production since 1901. Over the years, the company has played an important role in the journey of the Indian armed forces. This expedition would be another step towards further fortifying the association. This unique partnership aims at motivating youth to join the armed forces and will conclude in Guwahati on 15th December 2022.

‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations are commemorating the 75th year of independence of India from British rule.

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Journalist Anurag Sason

About the author: Anurag Sason is an Indian journalist with experience in mainstream journalism. He has worked in newspaper, news agency, TV, news app (short video sharing app) and digital media. He tweets at @AnuragSason

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