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The 2nd edition of Dalmia MTB Arunachal Hornbill’s Flight International Race 2018 concludes

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, Nov 23,

 The 8-day mountain biking, Dalmia MTB Arunachal Hornbill’s Flight International Race 2018that started from Itanagar on 15th November concluded at Mechuka yesterday.
Mr. Mahendra Singhi, MD and CEO, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited said, “It is fulfilling to know that all our bikers have made it successfully to Mechuka manoeuvring through such a tough terrain. I would like to congratulate all the winners of the race and I am thankful to Shri Kiren Rijiju and the MTB team for giving us the opportunity to partner with them for such a great initiative and are hopeful that our partnership with MTB continues for many more editions to come. I would also like to thank Mr. Salman Khan to come forward and encourage the youngsters.”
“At Dalmia Bharat Group, sports has been close to our hearts. We would like to encourage youngsters to come forward and showcase their talent and take up mountain biking as a sport. We are sure this small step by Dalmia Bharat Cement will help them strive hard towards their passion for adventure sports,” Mr. Singhi added.
Bollywood actor Salman Khan was a part of the finale at Mechuka and has been lending his support to the event since the beginning of the race. He was a part of the curtain raiser of the event where he unveiled the Official Race Jersey in Mumbai.
An award distribution ceremony was organised at the finale to felicitate the winners. Martin from Germany bagged the prize for Open Men Solo category, Sarah from Germany bagged the prize for Open Women Solo, David and Rakesh won the Team of Two category, the Student’s category was bagged by Ashish from the Hero Action Team, Datta Patil won the Master’s 40+, Menjo was declared the Best Arunachal Rider, Marca Sangma was declared the Best Para Rider and the 14 year old Malav Dutta won the prize for Promising Rider award.
Hon’ble Minister of State- Home, Shri Kiren Rijiju, Shri Pema Khandu, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Mr. Salman Khan, Bollywood Superstar, Shri Pasang Dorjee Sona, Hon’ble MLA, Festival Chair and MTB President and Smt. Sadhana Deori, Secretary, Tourism were some of the key dignitaries present at the event.
The race aims to promote adventure sports in the North East Region with Arunachal Pradesh in particular, is sponsored by Dalmia Bharat Cement.

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