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Cycle rally to commemorate Infantry Day flagged off


Press Trust of India Coimbatore
A over 2,700-km cycle rally to New Delhi aimed at promoting the spirit of adventure and awareness was flagged off at the Madras Regimental Centre (MRC) in Wellington in nearby Nilgiris district Friday.
The rally, held to commemorate Infantry Day on October 27, comprises 10 cyclists led by Captain Shubham Singh and would also undertake an awareness campaign on joining the Indian Army, Swachh Bharat and women empowerment, it said.
Inaugurated by Brigadier SK Sangwan, Commandant MRC, the rally, under the aegis of Infantry Directorate, Army headquarters, would cover a distance of 2,741 km from Wellington to New Delhi over a period of 30 days, a press release said.
The team would traverse through seven states and visit important places en route such as Mysuru, Bengaluru, Belgaum, Kolhapur, Satara, Pune, Mumbai, Surat, Vadodara, Udaipur, Ajmer and Jaipur, the release said.
Such rallies are regularly undertaken by the Army in order to increase awareness in the areas and to project positive image of the Armed Forces to the general public.
In addition, the rally is aimed at instilling a sense of adventure, camaraderie and espirit-de-corps amongst the participants, it added.

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First Published: Sep 28 2018 | 6:40 PM IST

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