Wanderers arrive on Flag Ride to thank the Forces

Sagar Chettri

Gangtok, 23 May:

Bikers wearing the “Wanderers” colours are currently in Sikkim on phase-6 of their “Flag Ride,”an initiative to thank the Indian Army and the Central Armed Police Forces personnel posted along the borders of the country. Today, 11 bikers rode up to 5th Mile on JN Road and felicitated the Army officials and personnel posted there. On the occasion, Brig KK Pandey also presented caps as souvenirs to the bikers.

Wanderers is a Hyderabad-based Royal Enfield Motorcycle Riding Club.

The team had reached Sikkim on 19 May and headed to North Sikkim and felicitated officials and personnel posted there as an expression of gratitude for their service to the nation.

After North Sikkim, the Wanderers team, rode on the mission ‘Thank You Indian Armed Forces & Central Armed Police Forces’ to East Sikkim this morning from Chaten in North Sikkim and arrived at the Army camp at 5th Mile in the afternoon.

The team is scheduled to ride to Kyongnosla and on to Nathula on Tuesday to felicitate officials and personnel posted there and alsointeract with residents there before riding on to Baba Mandir, Zuluk and Rhenock.

Team leaderPawan Goda informs that Wanderers was established in 2002 by likeminded riders from different professions, with a majority from the IT sector of Hyderabad, and has been carrying out rides on different social issues and causes since inception at different parts of the country.

He mentioned Flag Ridewas an initiative started in 2016 to thank Indian Armed Forces & Central Armed Police Forces for their service to the nation.

He added that after covering other parts, Wanderers was currently on a mission to cover Sikkim, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

Mr Goda mentioned that patriotism has been involved in this mission of Flag Ride to express gratitude to the Army and CAPF.

“This should be a daily routine of every citizen of the country to thank them for safeguarding our frontiers and staying away from their families and loved ones in extreme condition. The progress and development of the country also depends on the national security,” he expressed.

After Sikkim, the Wanderers team will head towards Assam and then to Arunachal Pradesh.