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Mission accomplished, Riders Reach Tashigang on seventh day says CEO

May 21, 2024 09:28 PM
 Mission accomplished, Riders Reach Tashigang on seventh day says CEO

Punjab Newsline, Shimla, May 21-
Chief Electoral Officer Maneesh Garg said that the Cycling expedition to Tashigang, the World’s Highest Polling Booth (15256 feet) by the State Election Icon Jaspreet Pal and his co-cyclists Kshitij Niltu concluded at Tashigang late last evening.
He said that the duo cycled 630 Kilometers in seven days in the tough terrain of Spiti passing by Shimla, Theog, Narkanda, Rampur, Jeuri, Bhavanagar, Karcham-Wangtoo, Reckong-Peo, Pooh, Khab, Nako, Sumdo, Kaza, and also cycled to the world’s highest motorable village Kaumik(15049 feet) via Langza and Hikkim. They reached Tashigang on Monday evening crisscrossing through Kibber and riding above 15 thousand feet twice on consecutive days. The total elevation gained by both the cyclists was 12,984 meters during the last leg of the expedition. There are at present 62 voters ( Male 37 & Female 25) in Tashigang.
They were also joined by the local lads in Spiti who cycled with them till Rangrik in Kaza.
Sh. Garg congratulated the riders and said that they made great efforts in motivating people, to come out and participate in the festivity of Democracy en-route Tashigang from Shimla, particularly the first time voters.
Jaspreet Pal and his co-rider Kshitij also distributed invitation cards prepared by State Election department to thousands of voters at different locations.

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