CRPF staff set off for 2,850 km cycling rally from Kanyakumari to Delhi | Madurai News


KANYAKUMARI: Fifteen members of the Central Police Reserve Force (CRPF) left Kanyakumari on Sunday by bicycle and will reach Rajghat on October 2 after traveling 2,850 km across the country.
It is part of the commemoration of 75 years of progressive India as part of the “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” initiative of the Indian government.
The rally was signaled from Gandhi Mandapam in Kanyakumari by Information Technology Minister T Mano Thangaraj in the presence of prominent local leaders, senior police officials and CRPF staff after colorful cultural events at the Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
Pradeep Kumar, Deputy Commander, Center Group, CRPF, Pallipuram, is the rally captain. While 15 staff members pedal, they will be accompanied by a strong crew of 45 force members to assist riders with technical support, food and take care of their medical emergencies and other arrangements en route.
The rally will cover 70-80km per day as they also visit historically significant places related to the freedom struggle along the way, cherishing the great sacrifices made by our freedom fighters and educating people about the historic celebrations of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”.
CRPF 105 RAF Deputy Commander, Coimbatore, who is one of the coordinators of the event, said their team will accompany the cyclists until they pass through Shoolagiri in Krishnagiri district, after which they will be accompanied by the CRPF team in Karnataka. “We will visit places of historical significance and memorials of freedom fighters en route,” he said.
Stop in Tirunelveli on Sunday evening, they will stop in Virudhunagar, Madurai, Dindigul, Tirupur, Coimbatore, Erode, Salem, Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri in the following days until August 31. The team will then cycle through Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra. and Uttar Pradesh before peaking in Rajghat on October 2.
Cycling clubs and academies, academies and sports organizations will receive and accompany the teams in each district and accompany them by bike. Three other large CRPF cycling gatherings from Jorhat (Assam), Sabarmati (Gujarat) and Jammu will also start in the series of celebrations and culminate in Rajghat on October 2.

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