Indian Navy Motor Bike Team, ‘The Sea Riders’ in partnership with Royal Enfield, the world’s oldest motorcycle brand and in production since 1901, as part of the 75th Commemoration of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, an epic motorcycle ride Campaign started. Year of Independence, from 25 November – 14 December 22 in seven states of North East India.
The campaign was flagged off by Chief of Naval Staff Adam R Hari Kumar through video conference from South Point School in Guwahati. Fifteen C Riders set out on Royal Enfield Meteor 350cc bikes to cover a total distance of 3500 km over a period of 24 days across seven states of eastern India.
The campaign is being conducted in two phases across seven states with each phase covering some of the most difficult and breath-taking terrains of North East India. The ride will pass along the India-Bangladesh border, the historic Unakoti sculptures, the Qibul Lamjao National Park, the world’s only floating national park and witness the famous Hornbill Festival. The expedition will pass through the capital cities of Guwahati, Shillong, Aizawl, Imphal, Kohima and pass through the high altitude Sela and Bumla passes.
During this campaign, sailors led by Captain Sumeet Puri will interact with students in various schools and introduce them to the spirit of adventure while educating them about the Indian Navy. This unique partnership aims to inspire youth to join the armed forces and will conclude on 15 December 22 in Guwahati.
Over the years, Royal Enfield has played an important role in the journey of the Indian Armed Forces and this campaign will be another step towards further strengthening the association.
(with inputs from PIB)