Covering a distance of around 75 km, 25 cyclists from National Cadet Corps Nagaland arrived here from Kohima in little over eight hours on Tuesday evening as part of the Pan India Cyclothon relay, spreading awareness on healthy food habits among the local populace.
Nagaland minister of health and family welfare S Pangnyu Phom flagged off the cyclothon at War Cemetery, Kohima at 8 am. The cyclists, accompanied by two officials from Food Safety and Standards Authority of India and officials of the state health and family welfare department, were received at Hotel Saramati, a state government-run hotel, campus by the state food safety officials led by Dimapur food safety officer Samuel Zehol here.
The Northeast leg of cyclothon under Swastha Bharat Yatra, an outreach of “Eat Right India” movement, entered Nagaland on Sunday after travelling through Tripura, Mizoram and Manipur.
The cyclists’ team from Kohima led by Shikato Aye handed over the relay baton to the leader of cyclists’ team from Dimapur Asenla Imsong. The team from Dimapur, comprising 25 NCC cadets, will leave for Diphu, the headquarters of Karbi Anglong district of Assam, on Thursday morning.
A Swasth Bharat Mela on the theme “Eat Right India” will be organised here on Wednesday evening to spread awareness on food safety, combating food adulteration and healthy diets.