SURAT: The Surat police will join celebration of Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav by organising a cycle rally to historic beach Dani in Navsari on Monday. A group of 100 cops including city police commissioner Ajay Tomar will participate in the rally.
The rally will start from the city police commissioner office at 5 am on Monday and end at Dandi Memorial at 8.30am. Apart from policemen, some citizens will also join the rally. The participants are likely to complete the 49 km cycle ride in little over three hours.
The rally will travel through Surat Navsari highway and security arrangements have been done to assist the bicycle riders. The group of participating cops have been practicing for the bicycle ride for the past few days, sources in city police informed.
“It is an honour for city police that we got an opportunity to celebrate Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav. Through this police will spread the message that how important independence is,” Tomar told TOI.
“Some enthusiastic citizens are likely to join us in the rally. Through this we are expressing our respect towards the freedom fighters,” he added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off a padyatra from Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad to Dandi on Friday while launching Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav. The padyatra is being organised to commemorate 91 years of Dandi March. Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav was launched 75 weeks ahead of 75th Independence Day this year in August.