Cycling team from NIMAS
The team from NIMAS at Dirang Village in Arunachal Pradesh at the Indian Embassy in Yangon on Thursday. Image credit – Twitter

A four-member team from the National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (NIMAS) at Dirang Village in Arunachal Pradesh reached Yangon on Thursday.

The cyclists started their cycling journey with the themes “Cycling for Green Earth” and “Cycling to Connect People”.

The team has been led by NIMAS director Col. Sarafraj Singh of MTB Cycling Expedition.

Earlier, they reached Mandalay on December 20 from the Moreh-Tamu land border.

The team was felicitated by the Indian Ambassador to Myanmar Amb Saurabh Kumar at Yangon.

Informing about the felicitation, the office of the Indian Embassy in Myanmar on its Twitter handle stated: “|| Cycling for Green Earth

Cycling to Connect People ||

@AmbSaurabhKumar felicitated 4 member cycling team from @DirangNimas – at Embassy of India, Yangon.”

“They are on a 4 country expedition to create awareness about Green Earth and Adventure Sports.”

The team is on a four-nation tour – Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore.

They will cover 4000 km in 40 days.

According to media reports, on arrival in Mandalay, the second-largest city in Myanmar after Yangon, the team was warmly received and welcomed by Indian Consul General Nandan Singh Bhaisora and other officials at the Consulate.

They were also accompanied by members of the Myanmar Cycling Federation.

The Consul General hosted a dinner for the cycling team along with Regional MP from Mandalay and some members of the Myanmar Cycling Federation.

The team was flagged off for Meiktila on December 22 by Consul R. Rumthao and other officers of the Consulate, says a report.

The expedition would follow Moreh (India)-Myanmar-Thailand-Malaysia (Singapore border) route.

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