Indian HC marks arrival of motor rally

Staff Correspondent

19 February, 2019 12:00 AM printer

The Indian High Commission in Dhaka organised a flagging-off ceremony on Monday on the arrival of a Bangladesh-India-Myanmar motor rally.

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader was present as the chief guest at the function on the Indian High Commission premises in Dhaka.

Indian Acting High Commissioner Dr Adarsh Swaika was also present there.

The tri-nation motor rally arrived in Dhaka on Sunday to spread message of peace and nonviolence, marking the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Kalinga Motor Sports Club has organised the motor rally with the support of the Indian government.

The rally began journey from India on February 4 and will end in Myanmar on February 24.

The delegation of the rally is comprised of 35 participants and 10 vehicles and led by India’s Road Transport and Highways Additional Secretary Shambhu Singh.

On this occasion, an exhibition on photographs of Mahatma Gandhi was held on the Indian High Commission premises.

Representatives from Gandhi Asrams in Bangladesh, Indian community, academicians were present at the programme.

The motor rally arrived in Bangladesh through Petrapole-Benapole border and is scheduled to depart for India via Akhaura-Agartal route on Tuesday.

The aim of rally is to spread the message of peace and non-violence and promote message of safe driving.