Monday, June 14, 2010

Bike Rally Off to Leh to Promote Commonwealth Games 2010

With only three months left for the Commonwealth Games 2010, the Organizing Committee is going all out to spread the word about the event. As part of its publicity pitch for the Games, on Sunday, a bike rally was flagged off to Leh, which would pass through five states in a bid to popularize the Delhi Games 2010.

The Delhi Games 2010 Riders Delhi to Leh rally is being undertaken by 34 enthusiastic bikers, who will cover a total distance of 3,500 km through five states on their way to Leh and back over a period of 15 days. Said a senior OC official, ‘‘The bikers would spread the message and spirit of the Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi while passing through the states of Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir.’’

Flagging off the rally, Suresh Kalmadi, chairman, OC said, ‘‘The Commonwealth Games is not just for Delhi but is meant for the entire country and these bikers while crossing the five states of north India will spread the message and spirit of the Games.’’ The bikers, while on their journey, will spread the message and spirit of the Games by distributing banners, posters and pamphlets to the public.