India-Nepal motorbike rally to consolidate people-to-people ties

Around 50 Indian and Nepali citizens will participate in a motorcycle rally between Kathmandu and Varanasi – the two significant cultural and religious hubs of Nepal and India - from November 11-16

Nov 09, 2021
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India-Nepal motorbike rally

Around 50 Indian and Nepali citizens will participate in a motorcycle rally between Kathmandu and Varanasi – the two significant cultural and religious hubs of Nepal and India - from November 11-16. 

Being organized by the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu, the rally, aimed at promoting people-to-people connect as well as strengthening cultural relations between India and Nepal with focus on youth, is being organized in collaboration with Royal Enfield, Kathmandu.

During the journey, the bikers would also visit Motihari – a 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 Buddha delivered his first sermon after attaining enlightenment, Gorakhnath Math- a holy temple revered by both Indians and Nepalese, UNI news agency said. 

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. The bike rally aims at promoting the power of people to people ties, a symbol of Nepal-India friendship, an official statement said.

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 on river Ganga to give the message of cleanliness.