Bikers who took part in the ‘Drug & HIV/AIDS Free Nagaland’ rally arrive at Assam Rifles Helipad ground in Kohima on May 11.
Kohima, May 11 (MExN): The ‘Drug & HIV/AIDS Free Nagaland’ themed motorcycle rally undertaken by Assam Rifles battalions under the aegis of HQ IGAR (N) concluded with flagging in ceremonies held in Kohima and Tuensang on May 11.
In Kohima, the rally was flagged in at Assam Rifles Helipad ground at 12:30 pm by Major General Sanjay Gupta, Inspector General Assam Rifles (North). It was followed by a narration of experiences during the rally by the team leader and other members and felicitation of bikers.
According to a press release from Assam Rifles, the IGAR (North) thanked the local bikers’ clubs/associations and the people of Nagaland for their support and joining hands with Assam Rifles in the noble cause. “The rally has showcased the harbinger of change and determination of Naga youth to eradicate the menace of drugs & HIV/AIDS & make Nagaland a Drug & HIV/AIDS free state,” it was stated.
The bikers covered a distance of 563 Km from Kohima – Jessami – Kiphire – Zunheboto – Wokha and back to Kohima. Earlier in the day, the rally team moved from Wokha to Kohima, wherein they were received by local bikers at IG stadium and escorted in the town. The rally went through the town spreading the message of Drug & AIDS/HIV free Nagaland and finally culminated at Assam Rifles Helipad ground.
In Tuensang, the rally was flagged in by Col Abdul Hamid Khan, Officiating Commander, HQ 7 Sector Assam Rifles. The team had travelled to Mokokchung from Tuensang and back covering a distance of 200 Km with stops in Longkhim and Chare.
The second leg of the rally from Dimapur to Jalukie – Peren had culminated on May 8 in Dimapur.