ITANAGAR, Oct 23 – Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu today flagged off the Indo-Bhutan Friendship Car Rally 2016 from Tawang bordering China.
The rally has been organised by International Friendship Car Rally Association (IFCRA) and supported by State’s Tourism department and Bhutan India Friendship Association (BIFA) to strengthen relations between the two neighbours.
The rally would culminate in Bhutan’s capital Thimpu, covering a distance of more than 1,000 kms.
The rally with the theme ‘Reconnect and strengthen the age-old historical linkage, cultural and linguistic affinities between Arunachal Pradesh and Bhutan’ is being participated by more than 20 participants from Australia, Portugal, Bhutan and India.
The rally is the biggest motor sports event in Eastern India and one of the only three international events being held in Indian sub-continent, according to an official communiqué here.