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.
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
A 122km motorcycle ride from #Yingkiong to #Pasighat on 13th October 2019.— Pema Khandu (@PemaKhanduBJP) October 14, 2019
Began my bike ride from Yingkiong Circuit house at 8 am and reached Pasighat Airport at 10.30 am.
The route offers best picturesque views of the #Siang Valley and #Adi villages.
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.
Video of #motorcycle #RoadTrip from Yinkiong to Pasighat— Pema Khandu (@PemaKhanduBJP) October 14, 2019
An attempt towards promoting #Arunachal as dream destination for #biking and #adventure sports! @YASMinistry @ArunachalTsm @tourismgoi @lonelyplanet_in @incredibleindia @KirenRijiju pic.twitter.com/Om6ZxGPZNO
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)