The six-day rally will begin in Kathmandu
KATHMANDU, NOVEMBER 10
Embassy of India, Kathmandu is organising "Pashupatinath-Kashi Vishvanath Amrit Mahotsav Motorcycle Rally" between Kathmandu and Varanasi – the two significant cultural and religious hubs of Nepal and India from November 11 to November 16 in collaboration with Royal Enfield, Kathmandu.
Nearly 50 Indian and Nepali nationals are set to participate in the rally being organised in collaboration with Royal Enfield.
The rally is aimed at promoting people-to-people connect as well as strengthening cultural relations between India and Nepal with focus on youth.
During its journey, the bikers would also visit Motihari-the place of great historical significance in India's freedom struggle where Mahatma Gandhi launched the Champaran Satyagraha of 1917, Sarnath – the holy place where Lord Budha delivered his first sermon after attaining enlightenment, Gorakhnath Math- a holy temple revered by both Indians and Nepalis.
"Cultural relations of India and Nepal are centuries old but it is a fact that relations of a country with any country do not become stronger or long lasting unless people to people ties become stronger. This Motor Cycle rally aims at promoting the power of people to people ties, a symbol of Nepal-India friendship," the statement issued by the Indian Embassy reads.
The bike rally will be flagged off from the premises of Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu on Thursday morning. Religious rituals will be performed amidst the presence of Indian Ambassador and Mool Bhatta of Pashupatinath Temple.
The Rally will be received by Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh in Varanasi on November 13, the statement further reads.
Besides witnessing the evening Ganga Arti and performing special Pooja at Kashi Vishwanath Temple, the bikers' team will also undertake a special cleanliness drive of Dashashwamedh Ghat of river Ganga to give the message of cleanliness. A musical event will also be organised on the Assi Ghat in the evening.
According to Indian Embassy, the bike rally is part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav – an initiative of Government of India to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of progressive India and the glorious history of its people, culture and achievements.