The team creates a national record in cycling by covering 5,374 km in just 37 days in six South East Asian Nations
Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt flagged in, in New Delhi on March 15, 2023, ‘Six-Nation Cycling Expedition 2023’ carried out by a team of National Institute of Mountaineering & Adventure Sports (NIMAS), Dirang. A team of four Service personnel, presently posted with NIMAS, led by Director, NIMAS Col Ranveer Singh Jamwal, had undertaken the first-ever cycling expedition in six South East Asian Nations – Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore – from January 16, 2023, to March 06, 2023. In the process, it created a national record in cycling by covering 5,374 km in just 37 days in six South East Asian Nations.
The Raksha Rajya Mantri commended the NIMAS team for displaying extreme endurance & resilience and making the cycling expedition a great success. He hoped that the NIMAS would continue to bring laurels to the nation through more adventurous journeys.
The team commenced the expedition from Hanoi in Vietnam and culminated it at INA Memorial in Singapore. It was carried out in extreme weather conditions where the team members cycled for an average of 9-10 hours a day.
The team visited over 10 monuments/memorials and interacted with the heroes of Azad Hind Fauj, revisiting the stories of sacrifice and bravery of the Indian National Army. In addition, the team scaled the highest peak in Vietnam Mount Fansipan (3,143m). On March 03, 2023, the High Commissioner of India to Singapore Shri P Kumaran felicitated the team for the successful completion of the expedition. It was part of the events organised to mark India’s G-20 presidency and in line with the country’s theme of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’.
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