Taking up the resolve to empower the ‘differently abled’, Border Security Force (BSF) and Aditiya Mehta Foundation (AMF) will be organising the 4th edition of para-cycling event, an expedition from Shimla to Manali on Sunday.
Addressing media persons here on Saturday, BSF Special Director General (DG), Chandigarh K N Choubey said that the Himachal Pradesh DG, Police S R Mardi will flag off the para cycling event from the historic Ridge, Shimla.
The event will witness the participation of 40 riders, including Indian para-cyclists on a fund raising charity, he said.
The BSF is lending their support to AMF for this social cause with a mission to fund training of 100 para athletes and prepare them for the Tokyo Para Games to be held in 2020, he added.
The 10 day-long para-cycling event traversing about 700 kms, will pass through serene mountainous terrain which is psychologically demanding and physically testing route.
The cycling route chalked for this edition includes Narkanda, Rampur, Kalpa, Kaza, Chhatru and culminating at Manali on 15 August.
“The motto of Aditiya Mehta Foundation is to challenge and attempt the unthinkable. We have an aim of winning 100 medals for India and we will keep working towards it,” said AMF founder Adititya Mehta who is also the coach of the Indian para-cycling team.