DW BUREAU / Chandigarh
The Tricity witnessed an exciting spectacle on on Sunday morning as a cavalcade of 317 heavy bikes whizzed through a 41-km long stretch to raise the pitch for the
upcoming Military Literature Festival in Chandigarh.
The motorbikes, carrying 400 professional riders, including 10 women, were ‘+ char(39) +’Riding for the Military’+ char(39) +’ as part of the Bravehearts Ride ? one of the spectacular events organised as a prelude to the main Festival,
scheduled for December 7-9 at Lake Club, Chandigarh.
With their bikes dotted with flags and logos, the bikers gathered at the War Memorial in the morning to take part in a wreath laying ceremony which was performed with traditional solemnity. Lieutenant General TS Shergill (Retd), Senior Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab, flagged off the Bravehearts Ride after laying the wreath in remembrance and honour of all those who had made the supreme sacrifice for the country in their line of duty. Interacting with the media on the occasion, Lt Gen Shergill said that a number of events were being organised, both for children and adults, as part of India’+ char(39) +’s first Military Literature Festival.
The participating bikers’+ char(39) +’ groups included Armed Forces Harley Owner Group (AFHOG), Road Rockers, Free Riders, Harley Owners Group (HOG), Royal Enfield Prium Cafe, Harley Davidson Chandigarh, Saddle Back Warriors, Team Mojo Mahindra, Prium Cafe (Royal Enfield) and Indian Chief, Kawasaki and Mohindra group.