Nari shakti at display: Motorcycle expedition in North Bengal, Sikkim

The Indian Army is conducting a motorcycle expedition to North Bengal and Sikkim from June 18 to June 24 by a group of women riders from Iron Horses Academy New Delhi. This was part of the Indian Army’s efforts to empower women especially the young girls of border areas Trishakti Corps.

| Updated: 26 June, 2024 4:33 pm IST

NEW DELHI: The Indian Army is conducting a motorcycle expedition to North Bengal and Sikkim from June 18 to June 24 by a group of women riders from Iron Horses Academy New Delhi. This was part of the Indian Army’s efforts to empower women especially the young girls of border areas Trishakti Corps.

These riders journeyed through the picturesque landscapes, aiming to inspire and pay tribute while exploring the tourism potential of the region.

The expedition commenced with a poignant homage at various War Memorials, honoring the sacrifices of Indian Army personnel. Majestic hills of Sikkim provided a breathtaking backdrop as the riders traversed challenging terrains, culminating in visits to Nathu La and New Baba Mandir. At the Ganju Lama War Memorial, a solemn ceremony underscored their respect for fallen heroes.

Interactions were a key aspect of the journey, as the riders engaged with local communities and Girls NCC cadets from the 3 NCC Battalion in Gangtok. This exchange aimed to foster camaraderie and empower young women through inspiring conversations over tea.

Continuing their journey, the expedition ventured into North Bengal’s Dooar area, riding up to the Indo-Bhutan border. Here, they interacted with local women and conducted workshops on ‘Safe Riding of Two Wheelers’, promoting both safety and skill development among enthusiasts.

The finale of this remarkable journey was marked by a homage at the Damdim War Memorial before the team was ceremoniously flagged in at Sukna on June 24th. The expedition not only showcased the spirit of adventure and inclusivity but also highlighted the Indian Army’s commitment to empowering women and promoting tourism in border areas.

Breaking barriers with every mile, these women riders exemplify courage and determination, paving the way for a more inclusive future. The Trishakti Corps of the Indian Army, in safeguarding borders, continues to play a pivotal role in nation-building efforts, empowering women and promoting unity through such initiatives.

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