Date : 14 Jan 2022
North East on Wheels Expedition to promote Culture of Northeastern StatesTags :
Why in News?
- Minister of State for Culture Meenakashi Lekhi launched 'North East on Wheels Expedition’ to promote the Culture of Northeastern States.
- Event is jointly organized by Culture Ministry and Amazing Namaste Foundation which works to promote the Culture of India’s North Eastern States.
- The Bike Expedition is scheduled between 8th to 16th April this year to mark the celebrations of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
- 75 Bikers participating in this expedition will be selected from all over the country and will cover about 9000 km in the North East Region in 6 groups. The expedition will also promote the Dekho Apna Desh initiative of the Ministry of Tourism. The Riders will also carry the message of importance of Road Safety.
- The minister said that northeast is something to be showcased, were people can be one, the diversity in unity prevails. There are eight states with 166 different tribes and traditions, which are protected by the constitution this country.
- The Govt of India’s decision to reorient “Look East’ policy to make it “Act East” policy is an indication of an action driven agenda. North East states are now talking about projects, industrial activity and other sunrise areas of economic engagement such as Tourism, Logistics.
- Many youngsters from the region are today role models for others across the country be it sports, entrepreneurship, social enterprise, etc.