Kashmiri cyclists meet President

Kashmiri cyclists meet President

The indomitable spirits of the Kashmiri youth paddled through hills of J&K and plains of Punjab and reached Delhi.

A group of 19 Kashmiri youths, having completed their cycling expedition, ‘Sailab Se Salamati Tak’, from Srinagar to Delhi, today met President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, at the Rashrapati Bhavan, in Delhi.

A statement issued here said the team got an opportunity to interact with the President of India and were also able to visit various historic parts of the majestic Rashtrapati Bhavan.

 

“As a token of Kashmir’s rich traditional craftsmanship, the team leader Maj Vishesh Arora presented a Kashmiri shawl to the President on behalf of Lt Gen Subrata Saha, the Chinar Corps and all ranks of Chinar Corps”, it said.

 

The cycling expedition of youths belonging to different parts of north Kashmir had been flagged off as part of Army’s Sadhbhavana initiative on 31 January from Badami Bagh based Chinar Corps.

 

“The indomitable spirits of the Kashmiri youth paddled through hills of J&K and plains of Punjab and reached Delhi.

 

Over last two days, the expedition members interacted with Gen Dalbir Singh, another team of Cyclists at India Gate, visited historical places and attended cultural festival of Hindu College”, the statement said, adding “On the special request from the team members, Agra has been added as part of the itinerary of the expedition”.