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K Shyam flags off world tour phase -I of Cyclist Gi Ingobi

Imphal, Aug 3,

Minister CAF & PD, Revenue, Karam Shyam  today flagged off the World Tour Phase -I of cyclist Gi Ingobi Chingtham at Kangla main gate. He will be starting his solo mega foreign ride across a total of 7 countries including Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Combodia, Laos, Vietnam and Singapore in 7 months, with the first phase journey of 10 kilometres.
In this unique, debut and brave endeavor, Gi Ingobi Chingtham wants to spread the message of India’s Act East Policy, Women Empowerment, Ema Keithel and Eigi Khongul Lijaba to the global world. In  his first ever foreign venture, pedalist Ingobi will be taking 16 days to tour Manipur and about 30 days to cover the important places of Myanmar, a journey spanning 1272 kilometres. Further, he will be exploring Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore in around 43, 19 and 10 days respectively. His tour to Singapore includes the route from Johar Causeway upto the  Water Dragon Statue. The whole cycle journey is targeted to be completed within a span of 7 months.
Speaking at the flagging off ceremony, Minister Karam Shyam  appreciated Ingobi Chingtham on his bold, courageous and innovative mission that is  fuelled  with the purpose of creating a unique identity of Manipur across the globe.
Nicknaming him as the brave son of Manipur, the Minister stated that such adventure needs indomitable courage, talent and sound health   to brave all odds on the way. The Government supports such innovative activity that will put a small state like Manipur with a population of 28 lakhs in the limelight, he added.
Minister Karam Shyam also provided monetary assistance to him as a noble intention to support his cause.
Gi Ingobi Chingtham said that the idea of women empowerment and helping women folks dawned on him when his mother lay bed ridden due to a leg injury incident in 2015.
He is the son of Chingtham Ingocha Singh and the eldest of 3 male siblings. Earlier he had also toured from Imphal to Delhi spreading the theme of “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” in different places.

Maheshwar Gurumayum

Maheshwar Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since 2013. An avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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