Lions Clubs International, District 322B2, embarked on an extraordinary journey today with the launch of the SADBHAVNA RALLY – INDIA-BANGLADESH BY BICYCLE. This historic event, aimed at fostering peace, harmony, unity, and friendship between India and Bangladesh, is a testament to the enduring spirit of goodwill between the two nations. The SADBHAVNA RALLY, a bicycle rally spanning from Kolkata to Dhaka, brings together over 25 cyclists who are determined to transcend borders and promote the values of unity and peace.
The rally commenced from the prestigious DKS Club Kolkata on September 14, 2023, at 5:00 P.M., symbolizing the shared aspirations of India and Bangladesh for a brighter and harmonious future. This remarkable event is graced by esteemed dignitaries, including: Chief Guest: Mr. Andalib Elias, Bangladesh Deputy High Commission, Kolkata remarked, “Today’s rally signifies the enduring bonds of friendship between India and Bangladesh. It is a symbol of unity and harmony that transcends geographical boundaries. I am delighted to be a part of this historic occasion.” Ms. Mala Roy, Member of the LokSabha, expressed her enthusiasm, stating, “The SADBHAVNA RALLY exemplifies the power of people-to-people diplomacy. It is heartening to witness such initiatives that strengthen the ties between our nations.”
Mr. Debasish Kumar, Member of the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal, added, “This rally is a remarkable demonstration of sportsmanship and camaraderie. It showcases the shared values that unite India and Bangladesh.” Lion Kanak Kumar Dugar, District Governor 2023-24, extended his gratitude to all participants and supporters, saying, “The SADBHAVNA RALLY represents a significant milestone in our mission to promote peace and unity. It highlights the unwavering commitment of Lions Clubs International to build bridges of friendship.” Mr. Rupesh Kumar, Jt. Commissioner of Police (Traffic), KolkataTraffic, emphasized the importance of road safety and cooperation between nations during this historic event.
This incredible rally is made possible through the dedicated efforts of Lion Prakash Mundra, Program Chairman, Lion Kishore Rathi, Lion Naresh Agarwal, Lion Nitin Agarwal, Cabinet Secretary, and Lion Paras Nath Agarwal, Cabinet Treasurer, who have tirelessly worked to make this vision a reality.