Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India]October 23 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and state Interior Minister Harsh Sanghvi on Saturday shut down the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) cycling rally on Saturday. Gujarat police ground in Ahmedabad.
The cycling rally is part of the National Unity Day and the Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav which celebrate the 75 years of the country’s independence.
“The flag was given to the bicycle rally and bicycle rally organized as part of Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav and National Unity Day at Shahibaug Police Stadium today. We are witnessing this historic period of independent India. I respectfully bow at the feet of all the great personalities who sacrificed their lives in the struggle for the freedom of the country. I salute them too, ”the chief minister said in a series of tweets.
ITBP also tweeted: “ITBP Cycling Rally from Gogra, Ladakh to Kevadia, Gujarat was reported today by Honorable CM Sh Bhupendrabhai Patel with Honorable Minister of Interior, Gujarat Sh Harsh Sanghvi from Gujarat Police Field to Ahemdabad. AzadiKaAmritMahotsav NationalUnityDay. “The cycling rally started on August 27 at 4,500 meters above sea level in Ladakh.
The rally covering a total distance of 2,700 km from Gogra (Ladakh) will reach Kevadia (Gujarat) to participate in the National Unity Day parade on October 31st.
Various patriotic thematic programs under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav will be organized by the rally en route. He will visit historic places linked to the freedom struggle and freedom fighters on the way.
Since 2014, on October 31, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s birthday has been celebrated as National Unity Day to celebrate his efforts and contributions to convince several princely states to align with the Indian Union.
The Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebration is an initiative of the Center to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of independence. (ANI)