GUWAHATI, Nov 6 - Twenty teenage girls, hailing from various parts of Northeast, will cycle from Udalguri to the picturesque Dirang in Arunachal Pradesh.
The expedition, organised by the Indian Army under its Operation Sadbhavana, was flagged off yesterday at the Rangiya Military Station.
�The aim of the trip is to create awareness amongst the students about unity, diversity and cultural fabric of our nation. Indian Army is using adventure sports and activities like cycling to come closer to populace and develop a bond of mutual faith and truth. An exclusive girls expedition will provide an excellent opportunity to the students in their formative years towards women empowerment,� defence spokesman Lt Col P Khongsai said.
During the duration of the expedition, the team will be visiting picturesque Sengti Valley, local monasteries around Bomdila and tribal Dzong village. The team will be traversing through Balemu, Kalakatang, Rupa and Bomdila. The students will also be presenting social mimes on regional and national issues.