A motor rally will be held to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, which will also create awareness among masses about road safety, the government said Wednesday.
"The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways will organise a motor rally to commemorate 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary...It will connect the places of significance in Gandhiji's life, and simultaneously take up advocacy on road safety concerns," Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement.
The rally will pass through Sabarmati, Porbandar, Dandi, Yerwada, Sewagram, Jabalpur, Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Chauri Chaura, Champaran, Shantiniketan and Kolkata in India before travelling to Dhaka in Bangladesh.
The statement said that the motor rally will cover around 7,250 km to reach Yangon.
"One of the highlights of the rally would be the crossing of the Gulf of Khambat by Ro-Ro vessels. The event is supported by the ministries of external affairs, culture, etc. Receptions and flagging off ceremony and people to people interaction events will be held at various places in different states, through which the rally will pass," the statement said.
The aim of the event is to spread the great values of Gandhi throughout its route, it said.
Creating awareness on road safety assumes significance as India accounts for about 5 lakh road accidents annually in which 1.5 lakh people die.
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