New Delhi: The Embassy of India, Kathmandu is organizing “Pashupatinath-Kashi Vishwanath Amrit Mahotsav Motorcycle Rally” between Kathmandu and Varanasi – the two significant cultural and religious hubs of Nepal and India from Mov 11 to Nov 16, 2021 in collaboration with Royal Enfield, Kathmandu.
Nearly 50 Indian and Nepali citizens will participate in the rally. "The rally is aimed at promoting people-to-people connect as well as strengthening," an official source said. During its journey, the bikers would also visit Motihari-the place of great historical significance in India’s freedom struggle where Gandhi ji launched the Champaran Satyagraha of 1917, Sarnath – the holy place where Lord Budha delivered his first sermon after attaining enlightenment, The Gorakhnath Math is a holy temple revered by both Indians and Nepalese.
The cultural relations of India and Nepal are centuries old but it is a fact that relations of a country with any country do not become stronger or long lasting unless people to people ties become stronger.
This Motorcycle rally aims at promoting the power of people to people ties, a symbol of Nepal-India friendship. The bike rally will be flagged off by Minister of Culture of Government of Nepal from the premises of Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu on Nov 11.
Religious rituals will be performed amidst the august presence of Ambassador of India to Nepal and Mool Bhatta of Pashupatinath Temple.
The Rally will be received in Varanasi on Nov 13.
Besides witnessing the evening Ganga Arti and performing special Pooja at Kashi Vishwanath Temple, the bikers team will also undertake a special cleanliness drive of Dashashwamedh Ghat of river Ganga to give the message of cleanliness, the source said,The bike rally is also part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav – an initiative of the Government of India to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of progressive India and the glorious history of its people, culture and achievements, the source said.