GUWAHATI, April 10 - �It has really been a dream come true. Today, I am extremely happy to have fulfilled one of my early days� dreams of travelling the entire country riding a bike,� Devol Kumar Nath, Chief Sub-Editor of The Assam Tribune, said upon his arrival in the city after completing his 35-day solo bike ride today.
The senior journalist started his journey on March 6 and today, around 12.05 pm, Nath reached the RG Baruah Sports Complex premises, the starting point of his journey that was sponsored by the Assam Tourism Development Corporation (ATDC) and Repose. The motto of the ride was to spread awareness about the natural and cultural heritage of the North East in the rest of India.
�During the journey, at various resting points, I tried to promote our culture and heritage. The public response has been very good and they were keen to know more about us. Such meetings took place in more than 14 different places,� Nath said while sharing his experience.
He covered more than 12,000 km and touched four corners of the country � Guwahati, Kanyakumari, Dwarka and Srinagar.
�Next year, I will embark on a world tour with the aim to cover Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam,� he added.
Only a few persons from south India have undertaken such solo rides, and Nath is the first from the North East to have accomplished such a monumental feat.
Today, vice president of Assam Tribune employees� Union Partha Pratim Hazarika, newly elected general secretary Jiten Kalita along with other office-bearers, student representatives of B Borooah College, as well as Nath�s friends welcomed him back and accorded him a warm felicitation at the RG Baruah Sports Complex.