Aim is to spread the message of friendly relations with the neighbouring country
As part of a cultural exchange programme, Vijayawada city-based Active Bicyclers Association will organise a cycle expedition from New Delhi to Islamabad in Pakistan from November 1.
In all, 32 cyclists will take part in the yatra-2012 covering a total distance of 1,400 km, including 1,000 km from New Delhi to Islamabad. Association general secretary V. Satyanarayana said that the yatra would pass through Sonepat, Karnal, Kurkshetra, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Lahore and culminate at Islamabad. It would take 25 to 28 days to travel up and down, he said.
The purpose of the yatra would be to spread the message of friendly relations with neighbouring country and also to underscore the need to use cycle for health and environment protection.
A six-year-old girl Akshara will also take part in the yatra along with her mother. The participants other include: V. Satyanarayana, V. N. Prathap, K. Rama Seshadri Rao, Ch. Venkata Mouli Prasad, Sruthi, C. Nandan Babu, D. Avinash, Chintakayala Kishore Kumar, Betha Charith, Bade Kartheek, Rakotu Vivek, Kalpatapu Bhavani Vara Prasad, Pilla Nooka Raju, Kothakonda Dharanidhar, Dereddy Yerraji Reddy, Bora Venkata Satya Naga Yerraji, Devarapalli Vijay Kumar, Korabathina Shekar Babu, Maranani Srinivasa Rao, RVVN Jagapathi RAju, Mallampalli Sambasiva Rao, Prem Kumar, Dr. Harsha Vardhan, Sridhar, Ch. Srinivasa Rao, Kondaveeti Ajay, Sayyad Khadar Bhasha, Gopi Dakamarri, Charabanda Raju, Sivakumari, Akshara. V and C. Maithyli, he said.