75th CRPF Women ‘Daredevils’ Embark on Historic Bike Rally to Jagdalpur

NEW DELHI: In what is being called one of its kind, the 75th CRPF women ‘daredevils’ on Thursday embarked on an 1800 km bike ride from India Gate to Naxal-dominated Jagdalpur in CG. The rally was flagged off by the Minister of State for Ministry of External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi. An event in which CRPF’s woman cadre featured their rifle skills was also held.

In their 17-day journey, the bikers will cover 5 states on their Royal Enfields. Spreading a message on women empowerment, the riders would conclude their journey in Jagdalpur on 25th March where the Passing out parade will be held in the presence of Amit Shah.

“During their journey, the women bikers will be in touch with school children, Aanganwadi workers, and those working with self-help groups. They will inspire them too, said CRPF Director General Sujoy Lal Thaosen.

“The DG said several women bikers participating in the rally were not able to ride bikes earlier, but they were trained and now they have the experience of riding on bikes of nearly 300 km in one go.

“CRPF has almost ended Naxalism and Jagdalpur is the most Naxal affected area where the women bikers of the force are going with a message of peace, security, and goodwill,” Lekhi said. The CRPF, a force with nearly 3.5 lakh personnel, is responsible to ensure security in Naxal-affected areas across the country as well as in terror-hit Jammu and Kashmir.

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