Golden Jubilee Bike Expedition Flagged off from Visakhapatnam
The final leg of Motor Cycle expedition organized by Indian Navy as part of Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the Western Naval Command was flagged off from Visakhapatnam by Rear Admiral Mahesh Singh NM, Chief Staff Officer (Operations) Eastern Naval Command on May 18, 2018. Twenty Naval Officers including women officers with 10 motorcycles are participating in the expedition which is aimed at highlighting the importance and spreading awareness on coastal security along the coast. The motorcycle expedition, which is an initiative of the Goa Naval Area in association Royal Enfield started from Mumbai on May 5, 2018 and covering the West and East Coast of peninsular India concluded at Kolkata on May 21, 2018.
The expedition is divided into five legs. Four participants covered the entire length from Mumbai to Kolkata, while the remaining riders have been participating in various legs. During the ride, the naval personnel sensitised the local population regarding importance of security and how they could contribute towards the same. The Bikers have also visited historical places including lighthouses enroute, which are part of India's rich Maritime Heritage.
- PRO Visakhapatnam