Excelsior Sports Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Sept 13: Contingent of 75 bikers flagged off by Union Home Minister, Amit Shah at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi on September 9 got a rousing welcome, here by the officials of Youth Services and Sports Department, today.
The Fit India Freedom Moto Ride Bikers are riding a distance of more than 18,000 kilometres. Ten women from India along with the four international riders of different occupations are taking part in this event.
The riders on entering the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir were received by Director Youth Services & Sports Subash Chander Chhibber in presence of other officials at Jammu.
Different and very unique efforts were put in by the field officials of YSS which included REKs, PETs, PEMS, Lecturers etc to welcome and see-off the contingent at different entry and exit points. The riders were garlanded and offered water, refreshment, snacks etc at different spots by the officials of the department.
The contingent after staying at Srinagar was flagged-off from the banks of Dal lake by the District Development Commissioner Srinagar towards Ganderbal.
The bikers have expressed their utmost joy over the great hospitality and rosy welcome they received from the UT Government.