Embassy of India, Kathmandu is organizing the first Indo-Nepal Friendship Motor Rally 2015 from Friday.
Organizing a press meet in the capital on Monday, embassy officials said that the rally aims to promote culture, nature and adventure between the two countries. The rally, which concludes on March 8, will link major cultural sites of both the countries like Jagannath Puri and Pashupatinath along with Bodhgaya and Lumbini, highlighting age old cultural and civilization links between India and Nepal.
According to Indian Embassy in Kathmandu, the rally also aims to sustain the momentum following historic visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal last year.
The organizers are hopeful that the event will give tremendous impetus to tourism, both spiritual and adventure, in both countries.
The motor rally will arrive at Biratnagar through Jogbani on March 2. “The next day, the rally will reach Dhulikhel, passing through Bardibas, where it will be received by Yubaraj Lama, member secretary of the Nepal Sports Council. It will reach Kathmandu on March 4, marking the end of the first leg of the rally,” the organizers said in a statement. On March 5, the second leg of the motor rally will be flagged off by the Minister for Youth and Sports Purusottam Poudel and the Ambassador of India to Nepal Ranjit Rae. The rally will then pass through cities of Pokhara, Lumbini and Dhangadi to reach New Delhi on March 8. Different government bodies of both the countries and local clubs are supporting the event.