Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on Thursday attended the conclusion ceremony of Dalmia MTB Arunachal Hornbill’s Flight 2018 and the beginning of Adventure at Menchuka in Arunachal Pradesh.

Actor Salman Khan, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju and Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu, cycled around the picturesque hilly terrains in the State on Thursday kick-starting the second edition of MTB Arunachal Mountain Bicycle Race.

Salman Khan also inaugurated the sixth edition of Mechuka Adventure Festival, in which the race is also an event.

Khan, who is an ambassador of Arunachal Pradesh tourism, joined the 10-km ride alongside the two politicians and several others.

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju, who hails from Arunachal Pradesh on his Twitter handle on Thursday stated that the people of Arunachal Pradesh will be forever indebted to Salman Khan for promoting the State as a destination for adventure tourism.

Rijiju tweeted: “People of Arunachal Pradesh will be forever indebted to Salman Khan for promoting the State as a destination for adventure tourism. People showered him all the love & affection at Menchuka today.”

Earlier, actor Salman Khan arrived at the Dibrugarh Airport in Upper Assam by a chartered flight from Punjab at 10:30 am on Thursday.

He was warmly received by Union Minister Rijiju.

After landing at Dibrugarh, Rijiju headed directly to Mechuka in Arunachal Pradesh by a special helicopter to attend the second edition of the MTB Arunachal 2018 coinciding with the beginning of the sixth edition of the annual Mechuka adventure festival.

Actor Salman Khan donated an amount of Rs 22 lakh for the event.

Rijiju, on November 14 last, flagged off the eight-day Dalmia MTB (Mountain Terrain Biking) Arunachal Flight in Itanagar.

Around 80 riders participated in the enchanting ride to Mechuka, one of the most sought after tourist destinations nestled 6000 feet above the sea level in West Siang district of the State.

The riders congregated in the State from 10 different countries across the globe, including US and Germany.

There were seven riders from Arunachal, including one woman.

Divided into seven stages, the race started from Itanagar, the State capital of Arunachal Pradesh last Thursday and passed through eight districts, covering a total distance of around 650 km in eight days, before reaching its final destination, Mechuka.


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