Arunachal Pradesh CM Takes 122-km Bike Ride To Promote Tourism

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Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu has undertaken a 122 km motorcycle ride from Yinkiong to Pasighat to promote adventure sports and tourism in the State

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Updated On:
Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has undertaken a 122 km motorcycle ride to promote tourism in the state. Khandu rode from Yingkiong in Upper Siang district to Pasighat in East Siang district on Sunday to promote the state as a destination for long-distance motorcycle rides, officials said on Monday.

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A ride from Yinkiong to Pasighat

Khandu began the ride from Yingkiong Circuit House at 8 am and reached Pasighat Airport at 10.30 am. The 122 km route through good roads offers picturesque views, they added. 

The Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister also gave out information about his bike ride and the route on his official Twitter handle

CM Prema Khandu also shared a video where he described his bike ride as an attempt to promote the State as a dream destination for Biking and adventure sports.

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Arunachal Pradesh on Swadeshi Movement 

Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi who popularised the charkha as part of the Swadeshi movement, Arunachal Pradesh Governor's wife Neelam Mishra earlier in the day launched a drive to revive the state's traditional "loin loom" after learning the weaving technique herself. Mishra has given a new direction to loin loom weaving after realising that the traditional skill is on the wane and the unique dresses of the state could be lost if the skill was not revived. Made of bamboo and wood, the loin loom is also referred to as back strap.

(With inputs from PTI)

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