Ministry of Road Transport & Highways will organise a motor rally to
commemorate 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary. The rally will
travel through places historically associated with Gandhiji, both in India, as
well as in Bangladesh and Myanmar.
will connect the places of significance in Gandhiji’s life, and simultaneously
take up advocacy on Road Safety concerns. This is part of the yearlong
celebrations to commemorate the 150th year of Mahatma Gandhi in India and
across the globe, initiated by Government of India on 2nd October last year.
car rally will commence on February 04, 2019 from Rajghat in Delhi which will
also mark the launch of National Road Safety Week. The Rally will pass through
Sabarmati, Porbandar, Dandi, Yerwada, Sewagram, Jabalpur, Lucknow, Gorakhpur,
Chauri Chaura, Champaran, Shantiniketan and Kolkata in India before travelling
to Dhaka in Bangladesh. It will conclude at Yangon in Myanmar on February 24.
The motor rally will cover around 7250 km to reach Yangon.
of the highlights of the rally would be the crossing of the Gulf of Khambat by
Ro-Ro vessels. The event is supported by the Ministries of External Affairs,
Culture, etc. Receptions and Flagging off Ceremony and people to people
interaction events will be held at various places in different states, through
which the rally will pass.
aim of the event is to spread the great values of Mahatma Gandhi throughout its
route. It will be a ‘Drive for Peace’ while remembering the great son of India
in Bangladesh and Myanmar. It will also promote the message of safe driving on
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