19 Youths Cycle To Delhi To Highlight J&K Flood Disaster

13/02/2015 8:41 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST
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After cycling for nearly two weeks from Srinagar, 19 youngsters from Jammu and Kashmir have reached here as part of their effort to create awareness amongst the masses about the damage caused by floods in their state.

The Cycle Expedition named "Sailab Se Salamati Tak" from Srinagar to Delhi was flagged off by the General Officer Commanding 15 Corps, Lt General Subrata Saha on January 31.

It aimed to create awareness amongst the masses about the damage caused by floods in the state of J&K in September last year and to highlight the challenges faced by the locals during the floods.

The team comprises of 19 local cyclists from the flood affected areas of the Valley, led by an Army Officer, an official statement said.

The route for the expedition was from Srinagar via Banihal, Udhampur, Jammu, Pathankot, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Ambala, Karnal to New Delhi.

The Team arrived in Delhi on February 10 and thereafter visited Army Institute of Management Technology (AIMT), Army Institute of Education (AIE) and Purana Quila yesterday.

The team today interacted with Army chief Gen Dalbir Singh at South Block.

The group will also visit places of historic interest in and around Delhi, before returning to their state.

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