Tri-nation motor peace rally arrives in Bangladesh

18 February, 2019 12:00 AM printer

A tri-nation motor rally, marking the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, arrived in Bangladesh on Sunday to spread the message of peace and non-violence, reports UNB.

The motor rally, which will also promote the message of safe driving, entered Bangladesh through the Petrapole-Benapole border and will depart for India on Tuesday via Akhaura-Agartala route.

A flag-off event will be held at the Indian High Commission here on Monday afternoon with Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader as the chief guest.

State Minister for LGRD and Cooperatives Swapan Bhattacharya will attend the function as the guest of honour.

Kalinga Motor Sports Club (KMSC) with support from Indian Ministry of External Affairs and Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has arranged the motor rally as part of the year-long programme to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

The motor rally will cover 7,250 km in 22 days in three countries and will involve 10 vehicles.

The rally began on February 4 at Rajghat and will conclude on February 24 in Yangon.

The rally will pass through Sabarmati, Porbandar, Sewagram, Jabalpur, Dandi, Yervada, Lucknow, Chauri-Chaura, Champaran, Santiniketan and Kolkata.