Gangtok, May 26:
The Department of Tourism & Civil Aviation, Government of Sikkim welcomed 11 bikers from Andhra Pradesh belonging to WANDERERS – ROYAL ENFIELD MOTORCYCLES RIDING CLUB in Tourist Information Centre, M.G. Marg today and presented them with khada and memento.
The Minister for Tourism & Civil Aviation Department B.S. Panth was the Chief Guest of the programme. He was accompanied by Additional Chief Secretary G.P. Upadhyaya, Secretary
Prakash Chettri, Chairman STDC Lukendra Rasaily, and other officers. These Bikers came from the State of Andhra Pradesh and started their bike ride from Sukhna in West Bengal. In Sikkim, they drove to Gurudongmar lake, Nathula, Zuluk and finally to Gangtok today.
This expedition was organized as part of their exploration programme of The North Eastern States where they covered Sikkim as the first State. Now, they are proceeding to Assam and other States of the North East. The team leader of the Mr. Pawan and Mr. Praveen presented the memento to the Minister. The whole expedition was a tribute to the armed force who are save guarding our borders and making supreme sacrifices. It was also aimed at exploring Sikkim as a tourist destination.
While giving their feedback they all appreciated the natural beauty of Sikkim, tourism infrastructure, the network of road connectivity, and the very warmhospitality of the people of the State. They apprised the Minister that they found Sikkim much more beautiful than what they had imagined. The event was also part of the celebration of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”. The Minister B.S Panth expressed his happiness on meeting the members of the expedition and at the positive feedback about the State given by them. He also thanked them for coming to Sikkim and requested them to spread a message about Sikkim’s beauty and its cleanliness to the people in Andhra Pradesh and other parts of India.
Additional Chief Secretary G.P. Upadhyaya thanked the members of the group and requested them to highlight the positive aspects of the State.