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Health is wealth: A team of IPS officers and cadets of SVP National Police Academy arriving in Nalgonda as part of a nation-wide cycle expedition on Wednesday.
Health is wealth: A team of IPS officers and cadets of SVP National Police Academy arriving in Nalgonda as part of a nation-wide cycle expedition on Wednesday.

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Cycle expedition to highlight the services of Indian police reaches Nalgonda

The cycle expedition of eight policemen includes two IPS officers of NPA

The 38-day Kashmir to Kanyakumari expedition will conclude on December 14

NALGONDA: An expedition team comprising eight policemen, including two IPS officers of the Sardar Vallabhai Patel National Police Academy, who are on a nationwide cycle expedition from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, arrived in Nalgonda to a rousing welcome on a mission to highlight the services of the Indian police and the multiple benefits of cycling.

The team led by SVP National Police Academy Joint Director G.U.G. Shastri reached the 12th police battalion at Anneparthi on Wednesday afternoon after cycling a distance of about 2,700 km across the nation.

Minister for Sports Komatireddy Venkat Reddy and the Superintendent of Police Rajesh Kumar received the expedition team and accompanied the team up to Nalgonda on the bicycles covering a stretch of about 10 km.

Later, speaking at a felicitation function organised in their honour at the district police headquarters, the team leader and IGP Mr. Shastri said that the expedition was aimed at interacting with the civilians and highlighting the contribution of the police as well as the paramilitary forces to protect the law and order and territorial integrity of the nation.

Rare opportunity

“The expedition has provided us a rare opportunity to have a glimpse of great rivers like Sutlej and Chenab besides the Chambal valley about which we read in newspapers,” he said.

“Cycling helps in maintaining physical fitness and promoting the cause of environmental protection,” he remarked.

Ajay Kumar Nand, Assistant Director of the academy, said that the cycle expedition across the length and breadth of the country offered them a unique experience to see and learn about the rich cultural heritage of the country. The 38-day expedition would conclude at Kanyakumari on December 14. The Collector S. A. M. Rizvi, the Additional Superintendent of Police Liyakath Ali Khan and others were present. Later, the team left for Miryalaguda on its next leg of expedition en route to Kanyakumari.

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