Army cycling expedition flagged off

TEZU, Jan 6: A cycling expedition organized by the third battalion of the Indian Army’s Kumaon Regiment was flagged off by 82 Mountain Brigade Commander, Brig Robi Kapoor, here in Lohit district on 5 January.
The expedition is aimed at inculcating the spirit of adventure, self-confidence and team spirit among the jawans, as well as motivating the local youths to join in Indian Army.
From Tezu, the cycling team, comprising 10 soldiers, will pedal across treacherous and challenging mountains of Anjaw district for 10 days to Kibitho, covering 452 kms and passing through Salangam, Hayuliang, Changwinti and Walong en route. The team is expected to reach Kibitho on 9 January.
The team will interact with the local youths all along the route and educate them about the army’s recruitment process. They will also distribute pamphlets containing information about joining the Indian Army in various ranks.
The expedition is organized under the aegis of the DAO division and the 3 Corps. (DIPRO)