Amritsar: Governor V P Singh Badnore on Thursday flagged off a nine-day para cycling expedition from Wagah border near Amritsar to New Delhi.
As many as 34 cyclists are participating in the expedition which would cover about 500 km in nine days before reaching at BSF Camp New Delhi on December 1.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh would receive the expedition in Delhi.
Speaking on the occasion, the Governor and Chandigarh Administrator appreciated the Border Security Force for giving the opportunity to the Divyang Youdhas (Physically challenged) to live a dignified life. Few of the cyclists participating in the expedition are physically challenged.
The Governor said that during these nine days, the whole nation would be witnessing courage and dedication of the Divyangs and it would be a moment of pride for them to show to everyone that they were not less capable than anyone.
Launching a training programme for the youth of border areas under Civic Action Plan, the Governor announced that the Punjab government has released an amount of Rs 48 lakh to the BSF to impart skilled training to about 480 youths of the border area villages in four batches at four different locations under this plan.
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