Biker to Travel from Kashmir to Guwahati to promote the NE states
City biker Sirajum Munir Tarique is setting off on a bike journey from Delhi to Kashmir on Monday. Tarique will be covering the Kashmir-Kanyakumari-Assam stretch and his mission is to promote the northeastern states among the people of rest of India and dispel the misconceptions which the people largely hold about this part of the country.
Tarique, who is pursuing his BCA studies in Delhi, plans to complete the journey in 29 days and will cover an approximate distance of 12,000 kms. Tarique, who hails from Guwahati, is the founder of the motorcycle club Motography and Travelogue, Guwahati. The flagging off ceremony was held in New Delhi on Sunday in the presence of local and national biking groups.
He said, “I am very excited about the journey and I have been planning it for more than a year. The Northeastern States with their emerald-green landscape and beautiful travel spots can become a hotspot for tourists. But, people of India have a very wrong concept about the Northeast (read in terms of terrain) and hesitate to visit the region. This is why I decided to set off on a bike journey to promote our region.”
Tarique plans to start on his journey at the crack of dawn from Delhi on Monday and then he will move towards Pathankot. From Pathankot, he will proceed to Kanyakumari and from there he will proceed to his hometown Guwahati. “This whole journey of mine is expected to take 29 days and I plan to meet bikers’ groups in various States of India and invite them to Northeast. A lot of people have contacted me and are offering to play host to me during my bike journey,” informed Tarique.
Tarique is all perked up about visiting Kanyakumari. The members of Travelogue and Monography are giving full support to him and have formed a team which will monitor his movement through social media and GPS location.