JORHAT, Sept 26 - To create awareness about traffic guidelines and importance of protecting rhinos and other wild animals, a group of 13 youths took out a bike rally from Jorhat to Zero of Arunachal Pradesh on Friday.
As the violation of traffic rules and guidelines cause accidents on several roads, including the national highways, the group tried to attract the attention of the people to discipline bike riding, wearing of helmets and other protective devices besides maintaining a reasonable speed along the public roads.
�We have been supported by an NGO called Aprins for this journey. Our aim is to create awareness about traffic rules, besides spreading the message of protecting rhinos and other wildlife in our State and Arunachal Pradesh,� said Sadique Rahman, one of the members of the team.
Along with him, Pranab Jyoti Dutta, Nilim Jyoti Baruah, Pankaj Hazarika, Pabitra Gogoi, Radheshyam Sadha, Subhasis Borthakur, Siranjit Saikia, Partha Protim Baruah, Ankur Baruah and three other well-equipped bikers started their journey of 210 km from the premises of the district office of Assam Tourism to the Zero town of Arunachal Pradesh.
�Besides the awareness, all of us will carry the message of unity and brotherhood among the people of our State and neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh. We will also participate in the ongoing Zero Music Festival,� said Pranab Jyoti Dutta of Bikers 14.
The journey was flagged off by young social worker Iswar Prasannna Bordoloi, who said that such an endeavour by the youths of the city would definitely attract the people towards the rules of safe riding and protecting wildlife besides inspiring the youths for unity and brotherhood.
The team members said that they would reach their destination on Saturday and will return on September 28.